Lagos takes steps to spur economic growth


Daniel Essiet

 

LAGOS State is taking steps to boost economic growth through strengthening of the existing urban markets.

Agriculture Commissioner Prince Gbolahan Lawal, who spoke on Tuesday in Alausa, Ikeja at a stakeholders’ meeting on the implementation of the Eko-City Farmers’ Market, said the government was working to help re-ignite an economy on the back of increased consumption and a thriving business environment.

He said the government would upgrade the agricultural supply chain by connecting the agricultural value chains with their markets with the establishment of the Eko-City farmers market.

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Lawal noted that the market would be a platform for the best of the city’s producers to meet with consumers and end users using the traditional and innovative development methods to showcase a well organised high quality market to meet the consumers’ increasing demand for farm produce.

He said the objectives of the market are to connect producers and make shopping entertaining; to make produce accessible and affordable to consumers; to preserve the nutritional value of farm produce and to promote the “farm to fork” concept of the input and output policy of the state government.



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