The Lagos State Government has urged farmers not to relent in their efforts at food production and sufficiency for the nation’s teeming populace.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolabo Lawal, said this on Tuesday in Lagos while commemorating the World Food Day, which comes up on Wednesday, October 16, at the Ejigbo Local Government Council Development Area, LCDA.
The commissioner said the government had hosted farmers to an interactive session on issues affecting them and their production.
Mr Lawal urged the farmers to secure the future by making nutritious farm produce available to the people.
He advised the farmers to reflect on the theme of the 2019 World Food Day, “Our Action Our Future: Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World”.
The commissioner was represented at the event by the General Manager Agric Land Holdings Authority, Adeyimika Omirin.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Olayiwole Onasanya, explained that Gov. Sanwo-Olu was committed to the course of farmers by subsidising the price of fertiliser within the range of N5,000 and N7,000.
“By next year, Agric Resource Centre will be established in different parts of the state, one of which will be in Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, LCDA,” Mr Onasanya said in a statement by Kunle Oladele, the Head of Media.