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.