Tuesday, April 23, 2024

World Bank, FG Hail Lagos Over Commitment to APPEALS Project

The World Bank and the Federal Government of Nigeria has commended Lagos State Government for performing excellently in the implementation of the Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project and for its commitment to farmers in the state.

The World Bank and the Federal Government of Nigeria has commended Lagos State Government for performing excellently in the implementation of the Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project and for its commitment to farmers in the state.

The Task Team Leader of the World Bank Mission to Lagos, Dr Adetunji Oredipe, and Mohammed Jobdi, the National Project Coordinator of APPEALS, gave the commendation at Johnson Agiri Complex, Oko-Oba Agege, during the Federal Government/World Bank 8th Implementation Support Mission visit to the State.

APPEALS Project is a six-year project developed by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) in collaboration with the World Bank, to support policy thrusts on food security, local production in six participating states of Cross River, Enugu, Kaduna, Kano, Kogi, and Lagos states.

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While speaking, Jobdi said that the visit to Lagos APPEALS Project and the other five states, earlier visited is a routine kind of activity that is carried out every six months, to know how far each state has fared from the last visit, and to review the project’s implementation and give stakeholders the opportunity to rub minds.

According to him, Lagos is doing very well based on the report, explaining that the state have been able to support farmers and beneficiaries of about 10,000, including 1700 women and youth that have been trained and supported with grants to enable them to start up their different enterprises.

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Oredipe also hailed Lagos APPEALS, promising that they will continue to sustain the project with investment in the state, noting that the implementation of the project in the state had really improved the livelihood of women and youths as well as enhanced outputs in the agricultural value chain.

Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Abisola Olusanya, also remarked that APPEALS project has continued to promote productivity enhancement technologies and promotion of value addition through demonstration of improved technologies.

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