LASG empowers 1, 750 farmers with agricultural inputs, assures support

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Lagos State Governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu has said that government would continue to provide necessary assistance and advisory services to farmers in order to increase food production in the State.

Sanwo-Olu gave the commitment in Lagos yesterday at the Flag-Off of the 2019 Agricultural Value Chains Empowerment programme wherein 1,750 Agricultural Value Chains Actors were empowered with various agricultural productive assets and inputs.

“In spite of the global climate change which constitutes a major challenge to food security, our Government would continue to provide necessary assistance and advisory services to farmers to increase food production in the State,” the Governor opined.

The Governor who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat explained that the provision of adequate socio-economic infrastructure, on a sustainable basis, to meet the needs of the growing population would continue to receive the State Government priority attention.

He called for adequate preparation in order to meet the challenges of a growing population and reinforced the need for a new and integrated approach to food production and agro-allied business in order to enhance and sustain food security.

Photo: Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

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