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Lagos govt to support 5000 farmers in tackling high cost of food

The Lagos State government is taking steps to tackle the soaring cost of food items by pledging support to approximately 5000 farmers.

Abisola Olusanya, the State Commissioner for Agriculture, revealed this during a strategic meeting with the leadership of the Mile 12 International Market and Farmers Association at the Ministry’s conference room in Alausa, Ikeja.

The objective is to create an enabling environment for farming, providing farmers with inputs, lands for cultivation, and necessary funds. The aim is to regulate market prices, ensuring affordable food items for residents.

Olusanya noted that the government, over the years, has been supporting farmers with farm inputs and funds, adding that they are looking into allocating lands to farmers in Ito-Ikin in Epe and Badagry where they will have access to enough water for use.

She said that she was glad with the large turnout of farmers and the passion and commitment displayed during the meeting.

According to her, the ultimate aim of the dialogue with the government was to force down the prices of food items in the state.

She described them as the real farmers feeding the nation saying that she always notice huge farmlands on Iyana Iba along Lagos-Badagry Expressway and excited with it.

The commissioner assured that the Ministry was prepared to support them within short period in different parts of the state while requesting for a comprehensive list of their members.

She assured them of the State government’s support and regular collaboration.

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