Lagos government has announced to distribute agricultural inputs to 3,149 farmers across the Nigerian state to boost production as part of its Agricultural Value Chains empowerment programme
Babatunde Fashola, governor of Lagos, said, “The state government’s empowerment programme cut across agriculture, fishing, piggery, sheep rearing, egg marketing, poultry, and horticulture.”
Under the empowerment programme, distributions of inputs have been made in various divisions in Lagos. As many as 747 farmers have received agricultural inputs in the areas of fishing, piggery, sheep and goat, egg marketing, feed mill, poultry feed, fish feed, cassava, aquaculture, rice, fish marketing, coconut, vegetable, horticulture and butchery, Fashola said.
Gbolahan Lawal, commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry, said that the empowerment programme is not only targeted at farmers but also at retail traders within the system. The government gave about 37,700 creates of eggs to 754 retailers who specialise in egg marketing and bags of pig feed to 295 pig farmers.
“The government will also follow up on the progress of the inputs and produce received to assess the impact on the beneficiaries,” Lawal added.