Dr. Promise Okagwa, A professional in the agricultural sector has shared his justifications on why he want the Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to be re-elected for a second term in office.
The Agric expert and investor disclosed his opinions on the 6th of March, saying he needed to buttress his points amidst the oncoming March 11th gubernatorial elections.
Sharing his rationales with Ikorodu News Network (INN), Dr. Okagwa underlined the commissioning of the Imota Rice mill as a door opener to a lot of businesses.
He said that farm businesses kickstarted across Ikorodu division and the sector is proceeding to flourish like never before.
“The gigantic mill which produces 32 metric tons of rice per hour, assembled by the Lagos State Governmentpossesses a breadth to produce 2.8 million bags of 50kg bags of rice yearly”.
“With structures like this, which are put in place that foster economic development, Dr. Okagwa stated
He added that the rice is capable to generate 1,500 direct jobs and 254,000 indirect jobs.
“For an investor like me who is growing business proxy to Imota LCDA, I feel optimistic to comprehend the factual aim of the Lagos State Government’s planned agriculture value chain goals”.
“Just like the rice mill operational benefits which I explained earlier, the government is also toiling to enlarge other wing of agriculture in the State which would further accelerate the overall business scale of our industry”.
“I am into the fishery, cock rearing, production of cash and food crops etc, and I can confidently tell that the trajectory of this current administration is favourable, timely and boosting”
“It is such an administration that should be given the adequate timeline to deliver an impact this sector, for both small and large scale agricultural practitioners to thrive”.
“This administration has also given opportunities to those who are not well inclined in this line of the profession but are passionate to venture into it”.
“Through the Ministry of Agriculture, the government has empowered a lot of youths to start up their businesses, and Ikorodu, being a waterbed region is in a good position to profit more from such a productive administration” Dr. Okagwa asserted.
In closing, Dr. Okagwa promise affirmed that the five-year agricultural development roadmap embedded in the Lagos State Government’s T.H.E.M.E.S developmental plan for its food safety expectations is an economic booster.
He put in that the roadmap would eventually enable the state to attain the goal of making Lagos State a 21st-century economy.