Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu revealed this as he received the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alh. Muhammed Nanono, on a courtesy visit at the State House, Ikeja.
According to him, the state is surrounded by large bodies of water and his administration is set to collaborate to improve effective exploration of the marine resources.
He added that he is happy to know that FG is also coming up with investment in strategic areas of agriculture to transform the sector.
His words, ”We are ready to work collaboratively with the Federal Government to harness the state’s agricultural resources.
”I assure you that you have found the right partner in Lagos for the initiative you have brought forward, to change the face of agriculture.”
“We are excited that the Federal Government is coming up with investment in strategic areas of agriculture to transform the sector.
”It will interest you to know that Lagos has started to take similar step by coming up with a five-year agricultural and food security masterplan in response to the challenges we face.
”This masterplan will be guiding our intervention in various areas of agriculture. It will not only improve food security, it will also create market opportunity for local farmers.
”Today, Lagos is building the biggest rice mill in the country to ramp up national agricultural output.
”Beyond this, our government is developing initiatives that will catalyse agro-processing market in Lagos, with the objective to reduce food importation and overdependence on finished products from outside the country.”
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