25th July, 2011
The Lagos State Government has set a three-key road map to enhance development of agriculture in the state, Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Prince Gbolahan Lawal has said.
The road map include capacity building of management and key officers of the ministry, work on the value-chain to create more jobs and formation of proper marketing strategy, especially on a chain of distribution.
Speaking at the Agricultural Development Authority (ADA), in Agege during a familiarisation tour of the ministryâ€™s formations in the state, Lawal said all the road maps were set to boost agricultural development.
He said the government intends to build farmerâ€™s marts in certain locations in the state to enhance democratisation of market price of agricultural produce.
At the state’s Animal Hospital, Oko-Oba, the commissioner said government would look into how to upgrade the standard of the clinic and the workforce, adding that the clinic was supposed to be a good source of revenue for the government considering the facilities available there.