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Lagos, Niger govt sign MoU to boost food security

The Lagos and Niger States Governments have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pave the way for a sustainable agricultural future, where food security and productivity thrive.

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The Lagos and Niger States Governments have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pave the way for a sustainable agricultural future, where food security and productivity thrive.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Niger State counterpart, Mohammed Umaru Bago, signed the MOU on Tuesday in Lagos.

According to Sanwo-Olu, the Produce for Lagos Initiative was to enhance a sustainable agricultural future and create a steady market for Niger’s farm produce in Lagos.

“I signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Governor @HonBago , paving the way for a sustainable agricultural future, where food security and productivity thrives between Lagos State and Niger State. Together, we are setting a new standard for state collaboration,” Sanwo-Olu said. 

“The essence of the #ProduceForLagos initiative lies in its strategic partnership, aiming to harness Niger State’s vast agricultural potential and Lagos State’s organized market. From paddy to tubers and grains, this initiative guarantees a consistent supply of essential food items.

The governor said farmers in Niger State had been given a steady market for their produce in Lagos to foster the growth and stability of livelihoods.

“With this agreement, Niger State farmers are assured of a steady market for their produce, fostering growth and stability in their livelihoods. Meanwhile, Lagosians will benefit from regular access to food supplies, ensuring the availability and price stability of essential food items. 

“This MoU is a testament to our commitment to creating a sustainable ecosystem that benefits everyone involved.

“The #ProduceForLagos initiative is a cornerstone for the future, particularly with our already established food logistics hubs, as well as the upcoming hubs in Ketu-Ereyun, Epe and other locations. This plan is set to revolutionize our food supply chain, ensuring efficiency, sustainability, and resilience for generations to come.

“As we celebrate this significant milestone, let’s look forward to the impact of the #ProduceForLagos initiative. Here’s to a future where food is plentiful, farmers are thriving, and communities are stronger,” the Lagos governor said.

Speaking, the governor of Niger State, Mohammed Bago said history has been made.

“Lagos State is the largest consumer of agricultural resources in Nigeria and Niger State has the largest arable land.

“This MoU is to ensure Niger State produce and process food for Lagos State.

“The two states now have an understanding to promote agriculture in tandem with Mr President’s food security agenda,” he said.

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