Authorities in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub, on Sunday said they will hold an agricultural stakeholders’ engagement to address challenges, opportunities and prospects in the agricultural sector with a view to developing a five-year plan for the state.
State commissioner for agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal, who made this known in a statement reaching Xinhua in Lagos, said the meeting would serve as an interface for all stakeholders in the agricultural sector, noting that the program would draw participants from multilateral organizations.
He said the gathering would address ways to make Lagos a 21st century economy.
The stakeholders’ engagement would also be an avenue to connect and empower the next generation of agricultural change-makers, farmers’ associations, medium and small scale players in the sector.
Lawal said the meeting was also expected to come up with ideas on how to facilitate rapid development of the agro-economy of the state, particularly in the areas where the state had comparative and competitive advantage in making it a 21st century economy. Enditem