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Lagos Generates over N1bn IGR through agriculture, Celebrates Food Festival

Lagos State Commissioner for agriculture, Abisola Olusanya has disclosed that despite COVID-19 pandemic challenges, the state has been able to generate over N1billion as Internally Generated Revenue, IGR for 2021.

Lagos State Commissioner for agriculture, Abisola Olusanya has disclosed that despite COVID-19 pandemic challenges, the state has been able to generate over N1billion as Internally Generated Revenue, IGR for 2021.

Olusanya said this at this year’s Lagos Food Fest, held at Victoria Island, Lagos, with the them, “A taste of Lagos”, explained that the event was put together to allow residents to unwind and relax with their families.

The Food Fest is a follow-up on the success story of the annual Lagos Seafood Festival, which was held between years 2012 to 2020. The festival is aimed at promoting seafood cuisine culture, local fish production and stimulating investment opportunities in relation to aquaculture and fisheries

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The event was spiced up with various entertaining activities including a fashion show, music presentation among others. The food fest had in attendance Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu who was the Special guest of honour and was seen preparing seafood rice with celebrity chef, and the winner of Big Brother Naija, Whitemoney, to the delight of all the guests.

The ministry also used the occasion to celebrate some of their outstanding staff who assisted to achieve the triumph in the last one year. At the event, gifts were given to both junior and senior members of staff and the highest revenue-generating agency for outstanding performances.

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According to the commissioner : “We just want to give them the honour, we want to give them the accord for serving the State well, they have gone over and beyond in this year 2021 to deliver food security to a reasonable extent, for the first time in the history of the ministry, we’ve crossed a billion in IGR. So we feel that it’s imperative that we give them some form of appreciation”

 

 

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