The Lagos State Government has said that the asset base of the state co-operative society has hit N60 billion. Commissioner of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Prince Gbolahan Lawal who made the revelation today at an occasion to celebrate the 2013 International Day of Co-operative, said the state government will soon begin the production of 60 million eggs annually through Agric-Yes initiative.
He said that plans are on to achieve the target of one million tons of fish per year and 25 percent increase in food production by 2015. Lawal who added that more communities would also be empowered to achieve the objectives said the needed modern implement to achieve the objectives had been provided. The commissioner explained the state government has the plans to produce 10,000 chickens weekly through the state commercial farm.
“We have supported several communities in the past and this year, we are supporting additional ten communities in Badagry and Ojo zones with the production of outboard engines, fishing net refrigerators and other inputs that will boost their fish production. These are the measures we have put in place to assist our farmers with the subsidisation of their inputs,” he added.
According to him, a lot of innovations have been made to develop and strategise on production of foods in the state, adding that poultries in the state had in the last one year recorded remarkable improvement in the