Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Oluwatoyin Suarau says the state government is working with Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, and Ondo states in rice production to ensure the food is produced in adequate supply for Nigerians.
The commissioner, who spoke in a news conference to mark this year’s World Food Day, also disclosed that a 32-metric-tonne per hour rice milling plant, which will become operational next year, has already been acquired by the state to ensure that its LAKE Rice project continues successfully.
Speaking on the theme “Change the future of Migration: Investment in Food Security and Rural Development,” Suarau affirmed that the government is ready to support investment in value addition infrastructure, creation and expansion of food processing and preservation capacities.
Also at the event was the Special Adviser to the Governor on Food Security, Ganiyu Okanlawon who noted that since the inception of the present administration, Lagos state government has put in place programmes geared towards enhancing food security.
He cited examples to include programmes supporting youths in vegetable, poultry, cassava and fishery production, as well as others related to agro-processing.
He further called on stakeholders and investors, especially those in the private sector, to join hands with the state government in guaranteeing food security in the state and nation in general.
By – agronigeria.com.ng
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