The Lagos State Government says its commitment to boosting food security is unwavering, adding that there are agricultural programmes to make the state self-sufficient.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Oluwatoyin Suarau, stated this on Monday at a press conference on 2017 World Food Day celebration, adding that the theme of the celebration, ‘Change the Future of Migration: Investment in Food Security and Rural Development,’ would bring to the fore the challenges countries were facing in terms of migration and food security.
“The Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Agriculture has developed agricultural initiatives to address these challenges. The collaboration between Lagos and Kebbi states to produce Lake Rice is one of such,” he said.
Suarau stated that Lagos was also collaborating with Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, and Ondo states in the area of rice production.
The commissioner noted that the establishment of agricultural estate and the promotion of vegetable production were some of the initiatives aimed at sustaining food security in Lagos.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Food Security, Mr. Ganiyu Okanlawon, called on stakeholders and investors to join hands with the state government to boost food security.