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Lagos State begins registration of farmers

By on March 20, 2013

The Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture has commenced the registration of farmers in the 381 wards in Lagos State, in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Mr Adegbola Olusi, a Director in the federal ministry, said in Lagos on Tuesday that the registration was being done under the Growth Enhancement Support (GES) scheme.

According to Olusi, 20 supervisors have been positioned in the Federal Government recognised 20 Local Government Areas in the state. “We have one supervisor at each local government area and several enumerators in the ward to achieve the best results.

“I urge farmers to come out and register because in 2011, Lagos State was poorly represented and it was believed that there were farmers in Lagos State.”

He reiterated the ministry’s drive to empower farmers with information about market index, fertilisers and seedlings to boost the sector.

Mrs Adeyinka Solo, the Head of the Agriculture Department, Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area, pledged the council’s support to the ministry during the period of the registration.



[Daily Times]