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Nov
2022
20

LAGOS SET TO HOLD Y2022 LAGOS FOOD FESTIVAL ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

4885itjtn4364162377775990422 The Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya has stated that the Lagos State Government is set to hold the Y2022 Lagos Food Festival, themed, "A taste of Africa", on Sunday, 11th of December, 2022 at the Muri-Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Olusanya disclosed this at a stakeholders’ engagement held on Friday at The Good Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos, adding that the festival is an avenue for fun lovers to meet different people, as well as a platform for various business people, especially Food Producers, Food Processors and Food Lovers to interact.
She explained that it will also serve as an avenue for participants to showcase their products and talents, particularly those in the food sector, declaring that the 2022 Festival will be a bit different from others, as it will focus on different African delicacies in line with the theme.
The Commissioner averred that there have been a lot of arguments on which country prepares the best Jollof Rice, saying "This year's festival will settle that score whether it is the Ghanaian Jollof Rice or the Nigerian Jollof Rice that is better. But, personally, I ate Ghanian Jollof while I was living in Ghana for eight years but I tell you, nothing beats the Nigerian Jollof delicacy”.
Also speaking at the event, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture, Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashola, said the administration of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu will continue to do its best to ensure food security in the State.
The Vice President, Culinary Arts Professional Association of Nigeria, Mr. Gbolabo Adebakin, assured Lagosians that Nigerian Chefs are all ready to showcase their cooking skills with different delicacies at the forthcoming Food Festival in December.
He expressed his appreciation to the Lagos State Government for giving the profession a sense of belonging as well as providing a business-friendly environment for everyone to carry out their business transactions.

The Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya has stated that the Lagos State Government is set to hold the Y2022 Lagos Food Festival, themed, “A taste of Africa”, on Sunday, 11th of December, 2022 at the Muri-Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos. Olusanya

Jul
2022
23

LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT TRAINS, EMPOWERS 500 RICE FARMERS ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

screenshot 20220723 1350531927317049860477088 The Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture has trained and empowered 500 Rice Farmers across the State as part of efforts to increase rice production.
Speaking at the event, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, said that the initiative was designed to boost rice production and improve its nutritional values.
Announcing that the programme would be extended Speaking at the event, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, said that the initiative was designed to boost rice production and improve its nutritional values.
Announcing that the programme would be extended to other rice farmers across Lagos State, the Commissioner said: “This training will bring about standardised farming techniques and ensure high quality of rice production to effectively compete with international standards. The high consumption of imported rice by Nigerians is bound to reduce if local rice production is of the same or higher quality and value”.
She maintained that the Knapsack Sprayer, Fertilizer and Faro 44 Rice Seedlings are given to all the 500 participants will aid an increase in rice production and advised the beneficiaries to practice all they learned in the training programme. Also delivering an address at the event, Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture, Dr Oluwarotimi Fashola, averred that the Lagos State Government has invested so much to develop the production of high-quality rice across the State, noting that over 1000 youths in Lagos had also been empowered in the past through training in modern rice farming techniques. Dr Fashola recalled that Lagos had established partnerships with northern states to boost production of rice farming that would translate into employment opportunities and increased revenue. He said the training programme focused on the Production, Processing and Packaging of EKO OFADA Rice and EKO Rice.
Noting that the training was part of the strategy to make locally produced rice available in large quantities in Lagos, Dr Fashola said the 12,000 tonne-capacity Imota Rice Mill would also facilitate the production of commercial quantity rice on completion by December 2022.
The Honourable Chairman, House Committee on Agriculture, Mr Kehinde Joseph, delivered a goodwill message, imploring the 500 beneficiaries to justify Lagos State’s investment by ensuring that rice produced locally meets international standards.

The Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture has trained and empowered 500 Rice Farmers across the State as part of efforts to increase rice production. Speaking at the event, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, said that the initiative was designed to

Jun
2022
30

LAGOS PRESENTS N37.5M COMPENSATION TO NINE TRADITIONAL LAND-OWNERS IN IGBODU VILLAGE ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

fb img 16565646805894574839849870538478 The Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture has presented N37.5 million as compensation to traditional landowners in Igbodu Village, Epe, at a ceremony held within the Johnson Agiri Agricultural Complex, Oko Oba, Agege. In her address at the presentation programme organised by the Lagos State Agricultural Land Holdings Authority (ALHA), the Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, said that the acquisition of land by the State Government is for the creation of jobs in the community and environs.
According to the Commissioner, the acquisition will ensure that Lagos State becomes a food production hub, a catalyst and a purveyor of a modern agricultural system with a dynamic structure that promotes favourable farming to reduce poverty among residents in line with the Y2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Olusanya averred that the facilitation of the laudable scheme would also help in preventing encroachment by land speculators and increase the morale of farmers leading to a boost in food production.
Emphasising that the compensation programme would bring synergy between traditional land owners, the Commissioner gave an assurance that the State Government would create peaceful co-existence in the community towards enhancing agriculture development.
In her address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs. Olatokunbo Emokpae, said Agricultural Land Holdings Authority (ALHA) is saddled with the responsibility of managing and administering land designated for agriculture in the State. She stated that ALHA’s officers have painstakingly worked to identify the rightful owners of the land and properly enumerated the crops on the land to ensure that all stakeholders are fairly compensated.
“This event is a demonstration of the goodwill and commitment of the present administration under the leadership of Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu towards ensuring good governance and equity among her citizens”, Mrs Emokpae stated.
Also speaking, the General Manager, Lagos State Agriculture Land Holdings Authority, Mr Oladapo Are, said that the State Government has, in two years, paid land owners over N70 million as compensation to land-owing families.

The Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture has presented N37.5 million as compensation to traditional landowners in Igbodu Village, Epe, at a ceremony held within the Johnson Agiri Agricultural Complex, Oko Oba, Agege. In her address at the presentation programme organised by the

Jun
2022
27

COMMISSIONER FOR AGRIC: LASG COMMITTED TO ENHANCING AGRICULTURE PRODUCTIVITY OF FARMERS ®™√ INN Nigeria©

fb img 16563608837174758126688645815304 The Lagos State Government is strongly committed to enhancing the agricultural productivity of small and medium-scale farmers as well as improving value addition along the agricultural value chains in line with the core objectives of the Lagos Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project. Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, stated this on Monday during the Federal Government/World Bank Eighth Implementation Support Mission visit to the Lagos State held at Agege in Lagos.
She said: “The implementation of APPEALS project in Lagos State through capacity building and technology adoption support to our farmers has positively increased productivity of rice paddy in the State from 1.5 MT to 2.5 MT / Ha and 2.0 -3.56 MT/ Ha for Ofada and FARRO 44 respectively, Catfish productivity has increased from 100 Kg/ m3 to 151.3 Kg / m3, and in poultry, Broiler has increased from 1.8 Kg/ bird per cycle to 2.5 Kg/ bird.
“The processed output and sales of products for the value chains follow the same trend such that the aquaculture farmers supported by APPEALS project have produced 307.948 MT Fresh Tilapia and are expanding day by day. By virtue of our abundant water resources with as much as 20 percent of the State made up of water, we are a natural hub for aquaculture.
“APPEALS project has continued to promote productivity enhancement technologies and promotion of value addition through demonstration of improved technologies. These have directly been delivered on the Project Development Objective. Most of these technologies were confirmed through administrative data, though an output survey is in the process of being rolled out to confirm the figures.
“I must say that the inclusion of the Women and Youth Empowerment Programme in the design of this project is a novel idea because agriculture offers our people, especially our youths, an opportunity to make a difference, especially through effective deployment of technology in the sector, for improved productivity and the attainment of our food security and safety goals on one hand, and our job creation agenda on the other. I am a strong believer that increased involvement of young Nigerians in agriculture will help tackle various longstanding challenges facing the sector.” Also speaking the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs. Olatokunbo Emokpae, said “Lagos State’s vision of making Africa’s Model Mega City and Global Economic and Financial Hub is hinged on the six pillars of the State’s THEMES developmental agenda of the present administration of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. It is important to mention that agriculture is embedded among the pillars in ensuring that the State attains a 21st-century economy because of its obvious roles in food, industrial and economic sectors.”
In his address, the National Project Coordinator of APPEALS, Mohammed Jobdi, commended Lagos State Government for its top-notch performance in its implementation of the Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project.
He said the visit to Lagos APPEALS Project and the other five states, earlier visited by the World Bank and Federal Government team was to review the project’s implementation and give stakeholders the opportunity to rub minds regarding the issues, challenges and constraints being faced for greater outputs.
The Task Team Leader of the World Bank Mission to Lagos, Dr. Adetunji Oredipe, hailed the Lagos APPEALS Project's commitment to farmers in the State, noting that the implementation of the project in the state had really improved the livelihood of women and youths as well as enhancing outputs in the agricultural value chain.
He said the reports of the activities of the Lagos APPEALS Project are commendable, adding that they will continue to sustain the project with investment in the state to get the desired results in order to do things differently and finish well. The Lagos State Project Coordinator of APPEALS, Mrs. Oluranti Sagoe-Oviebo, commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's administration's commitment to improving the livelihood of farmers in the State through agriculture, adding that the State Government has been of tremendous support for the implementation and success story of APPEALS Project in Lagos State. Speaking earlier, the representative of the farmers who benefited from the Lagos APPEALS Project, Alhaja Nurat Atoba thanked the State government for its efforts and said the project had helped to improve their livelihood in the price regulation, technology, infrastructure, production and e-marketing.
Atoba, who is the President of Lagos State Catfish and Allied Farmers Association, said farmers in Lagos State have benefited immensely from the three value chains of the Lagos APPEALS Project, which are aquaculture, poultry and rice. Lagos State Catfish and Allied Farmers Association also presented awards to Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya; Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs. Olatokunbo Emokpae; National Project Coordinator of APPEALS, Mohammed Jobdi and Lagos State Project Coordinator of APPEALS, Mrs Oluranti Sagoe-Oviebo, to appreciate the contributions of Lagos State Government and APPEALS Project to improved productivity of farmers in Lagos State.

The Lagos State Government is strongly committed to enhancing the agricultural productivity of small and medium-scale farmers as well as improving value addition along the agricultural value chains in line with the core objectives of the Lagos Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and livelihood

Jun
2022
18

LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS FARMERS TO BOOST FOOD PRODUCTION ®™√ INN Nigeria©

fb img 16555594144883425841742679168498 The Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya has reiterated the State Government’s commitment to sustaining the provision of support to farmers as part of its efforts to boost food production in the State.
She made the assertion at the quarterly sensitisation programme organised by the Lagos State Agricultural Inputs Supply Authority (LAISA) for farmers at the Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja.
Explaining that LAISA has been at the forefront of supplying farmers in the State, Ms. Olusanya affirmed that high-quality inputs such as farm implements, agrochemicals and seedlings are made available at affordable prices.
The Commissioner, represented at the event by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs. Olatokunbo Emopkai, said the State Government has established eight Farm Service Centres in five divisions of the State to give farmers easy access to quality agricultural inputs and ensure that the agency remains a One-Stop-Centre for agricultural inputs supply to farmers in Lagos.
Also speaking, the Acting General Manager, Market Research & Development, LAISA, Mr. Olatoyinbo Ojuri, appreciated the Ministry of Agriculture for being consistent in supporting the agency to provide qualitative service to farmers across the State.
Ojuri also appreciated and commended the farmers for their commitment to providing ample food for residents in Lagos State, stressing that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is committed to supporting their efforts through LAISA.

The Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya has reiterated the State Government’s commitment to sustaining the provision of support to farmers as part of its efforts to boost food production in the State. She made the assertion at the quarterly sensitisation

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