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Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by Lanrelagboi: 5:33am On Apr 23

…State Set To Double Food Security, Reduce Inequality Gap Via Market-Centric Plan

… Governor Urges S’West States To Collaborate With Lagos

An audacious agricultural growth plan that will enhance food sufficiency in Lagos State has been unveiled by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The five-year food security road map will see a  sustained public and private sectors’ investment in agricultural value chains to give Lagos comparative advantages in the sector and enhance the State’s self-sufficiency in food production from the current 18 per cent up to 40 per cent over the next 60 months.

Sanwo-Olu on Thursday at a ceremony organised by the Ministry of Agriculture at the Intercontinental Hotels, Victoria Island, rolled out the agric road map which will be achieved through a three-pronged approach.

The adverse impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on food security in Lagos, the Governor said, necessitated an immediate action towards ensuring food security for residents of the State.

Lagos, the smallest State in Nigeria in terms of land size, relies on massive food importation and mutual collaboration on production with other States to ensure food sustenance for its 22 million population.

Sanwo-Olu said the State could no longer rely exclusively on production alliances with other States, stressing that it was time for Lagos to unlock its agricultural potential by implementing the five-year road map.

The plan, he said, will set players in agricultural sector on the path of wealth generation and value creation, thereby improving food security and industrialisation of agricultural sector, while also entrenching inclusive socio-economic growth.

He said: “At the inception of this administration, we identified food security as a major policy thrust and a key component of our T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda. The five-year Agricultural and Food Systems Road Map has been designed in line with our agenda to reform, transform and maximise the potential of Lagos’ agricultural sector.

“The focus of the road map is the development of agricultural value chains where Lagos has competitive and comparative advantages to enhance self-sufficiency in food production from 18 per cent to 40 per cent over the next five years, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“To successfully implement the road map, we will take a cue from other economies that have achieved self-sufficiency in food production. We will also aim to put the private sector at the heart of our vision for food security in Lagos State, with government as enabler and catalyst.”
The strategies to achieve the plan, Sanwo-Olu said, will focus on leveraging technology to grow agric’s upstream sector through interventions capable of lowering the cost of production in identified value chains, including fisheries, poultry, piggery, rice, vegetables and coconut.
The Governor said there would be deliberate actions to grow the mid-stream and downstream sectors to enhance value chain in processing, handling, storage, cold chain, packaging, utilisation and commercialisation.

He said the State Government would link willing private sector players to business-friendly credit facilities and give incentives to improve private participation, while also formulating enabling policies to encourage return on investment.

Sanwo-Olu said: “The projection is that the total investment in the agricultural sector from the Government, private sector, donor agencies and development partners will run into over $10 billion in the next five years. While we expect most of the investment to be private sector-driven, government will continue to provide the needed infrastructure while the private sector will be encouraged to lead the key projects.

“We are revamping the Agricultural Land Holding Authority (ALHA) to drive investment into agriculture. We will strengthen the coconut belt with increased private sector involvement. The next five years will be productive, competitive and transformational as Lagos implements this road map, which will make the State to become the nation’s agricultural powerhouse. I invite you to join us to make history.”

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that Lagos had entered into a partnership agreement with two key States in the North Central for land availability, urging States in the Southwest to key into the objectives due to their proximity.

Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, said the development of the road map started with stakeholder’s engagements and workshops around addressing the needs of the agric ecosystem in the State, pointing out that the blueprint provided a market-centric context pertaining to each value chain in Lagos food ecosystem.

She said: “There is a great wealth to be mined from the oldest profession on earth (agriculture) if data-driven principles are applied and the right information is made available to the investors.

“I dream of a Lagos where wholesome food is available, where healthy people thrive, where re-organised food system reduces freight congestion, post-harvest losses and increases profits for value chain actors. A Lagos where agriculture will empower millions of people and drive up productivity.”

Chairman of Chapel Hill Denham Group, Mr. Wale Edun, who analysed the agricultural road map, described the initiative as “laudable”, saying the State Government deserved to be supported on the vision.

He said the rollout of the initiative was timely, given the festering insecurity in the some part of the country, which, he said, posed great risk to Lagos food market because of the attendant disruption in the supply chain.

Edun, a former Commissioner for Finance in Lagos, however, urged the Government to limit the scope of its investment to infrastructure and environment. Private sector, he said, must be allowed to play a frontline role in implementation of the road map.

Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Rabiu Olowo, said the programme would increase the contribution of agriculture to Lagos GDP from two to five per cent, adding the roadmap would close the gap of wealth inequality.
https://oyotoday.com/sanwo-olu-unveils-five-year-food-sufficiency-road-map-for-lagos/

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by Moferere: 5:41am On Apr 23
Good step

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by Bettykeys: 5:43am On Apr 23
South west need to diversify nd prioritize Agriculture in all states to ensure sufficient availability of foods

Enough of over dependent on Northern foods

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by Monogamy: 5:48am On Apr 23
Nice one..

Other SW states should follow suit

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by slawormiir: 5:57am On Apr 23
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright
Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:57am On Apr 23
Good development

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by ekenetheorg(m): 5:57am On Apr 23
Exactly what Nigeria needs. A responsive leader, also responsible and futuristic. Not the one who digs pit for the successor by borrowing from everyone, every bank, and even dormant accounts

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by zeusdgrt(m): 5:58am On Apr 23
Bubu relation has spoken grin grin
Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by gasparpisciotta: 6:00am On Apr 23
Hope they will walk the talk

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by clothingonline(m): 6:01am On Apr 23
It’s a simple strategy I wish I can sit the Gov down and give him adequate information to make this work without spending and will generate billions weekly

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by MightySparrow: 6:06am On Apr 23
Maybe there is hope for Nigeria.
Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by kennyamusan(m): 6:08am On Apr 23
Lanrelagboi:

https://oyotoday.com/sanwo-olu-unveils-five-year-food-sufficiency-road-map-for-lagos/
This man can help himself by telling us who invited the Soldiers to kill on October 20. He would start making sense if he does that until then, whatever he does is nothing but aggravated nonsense

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by thundafire: 6:09am On Apr 23
Baba BAT dey use remote control dey push am everywhere
Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by kennyamusan(m): 6:10am On Apr 23
I hope Pantanmi made sure Al Afrikiy covered this event ?

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by bhella10: 6:11am On Apr 23
kennyamusan:
This man can help himself by telling us who invited the Soldiers to kill on October 20. He would start making sense if he does that until then, whatever he does is nothing but aggravated nonsense
Oga shut up

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by GreaterFuture3: 6:11am On Apr 23
Ok, let's see how it goes
Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by Coronavirus1: 6:13am On Apr 23
Good development Eko oni baje

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by Xdesign79: 6:14am On Apr 23
kennyamusan:
This man can help himself by telling us who invited the Soldiers to kill on October 20. He would start making sense if he does that until then, whatever he does is nothing but aggravated nonsense
Thanks bro
Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by Xdesign79: 6:15am On Apr 23
clothingonline:
It’s a simple strategy I wish I can sit the Gov down and give him adequate information to make this work without spending and will generate billions weekly
Can you share it with me ?

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by kennyamusan(m): 6:16am On Apr 23
bhella10:
Oga shut up
Your stupidity is like the sun, it rises everyday morning. it has risen yet again

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by Ajibel(m): 6:19am On Apr 23
kennyamusan:
This man can help himself by telling us who invited the Soldiers to kill on October 20. He would start making sense if he does that until then, whatever he does is nothing but aggravated nonsense

Lol who are you to think the gov who's focused on delivering good democracy to Lagos residents isn't making sense because of an issue that's already before the Lagos judicial panel on sars? grin

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by kennyamusan(m): 6:20am On Apr 23
Ajibel:


Lol who are you to think the gov who's focused on delivering good democracy to Lagos residents isn't making sense? grin
Yrs, we are it all especially that night of October 20.
Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by Ajibel(m): 6:22am On Apr 23
kennyamusan:
Yrs, we are it all especially that night of October 20.

We all want those behind it to be unmasked but governance won't stop for any reason. So let's stop all this pedestrian talks of bringing up the incident to any Sanwoolu related thread and stick to the focus of the thread

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by kennyamusan(m): 6:25am On Apr 23
Ajibel:


We all want those behind it to be unmasked but governance won't stop for any reason. So let's stop all this pedestrian talks of bringing up the incident to any Sanwoolu related thread and stick to the focus of the thread
In a sane country, the governor would be impeached and made available to stand trial for killings because it's a crime against humanity but welcome to Nigeria especially Lagos where the family of "nubu"rules and "change " agents are in power

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by Ajibel(m): 6:28am On Apr 23
kennyamusan:
In a sane country, the governor would be impeached and made available to stand trial for killings because it's a crime against humanity but welcome to Nigeria especially Lagos where the family of "nubu"rules and "change " agents are in power

Impeached for which killings?

Please stop sounding like a clown with this your "In a sane country".

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by kennyamusan(m): 6:28am On Apr 23
Ajibel:


We all want those behind it to be unmasked but governance won't stop for any reason. So let's stop all this pedestrian talks of bringing up the incident to any Sanwoolu related thread and stick to the focus of the thread
hahahah ...Nigerians behaving like their leaders or how can u explain the difference btw what you have done and what the speaker of house of representatives, Hon Gbajabiamila did at the plenary when the told Hon Elumelu brought to the floor of the house the case of Pantanmi but was told to focus on the "thread" . I can't laugh abeg, hahahahahahahaha

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by kennyamusan(m): 6:31am On Apr 23
Ajibel:


Impeached for which killings?

Please stop sounding like a clown with this your "In a sane country".

Go, visit developed country and see how things work. Moving from your bedroom to toilet shouldn't be the farest distance you should cover. If you do, your thinking would be limited just as it is now better still read up why some presidents, mayor etc world over are being tried for mass killings, genocide, bombings etc.

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by Alejobs: 6:32am On Apr 23
grin
Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by Sammy07: 6:33am On Apr 23
Bettykeys:
South west need to diversify nd prioritize Agriculture in all states to ensure sufficient availability of foods

Enough of over dependent on Northern foods

South West governors have been doing that.

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by Nobody: 6:34am On Apr 23
This guy just dey work shaa, gbayi o Sanwo Olu
Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by iampeterben(m): 6:34am On Apr 23
Welcome development keep it up Mr. Governor.
Re: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos by jneutron4000: 6:36am On Apr 23
This is what Oyo state governor ought to have as a top priority, Oyo state has huge land mass to feed other Yoruba land as well as other part of Nigeria but Seyi Makinde is just a huge disappointment.

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