The Lagos State Government in conjunction with Dizengoff, an Agricultural tool producing firm, has embarked on training of 2,850 youths drawn from all the 27 Local Government Areas and 30 Local Council Development Areas in Lagos State.
The Special Adviser on Communities and Communications Hon. Akeem Sulaimon, revealed in Alausa-Ikeja while inaugurating the presentation and product exhibition on mechanised community agriculture workshop organised by the state government and Dizengoff.
Sulaimon said that the move was another display of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s commitment to the economic prosperity of the state, job creation and food security.
The Special Adviser, stressed that mechanization would help in the advancement of agricultural production, and improvement in the living standards of Lagosians.
“The training would sensitise and empower the HODs of Agric and social services as well as agriculture desk officers in all the 57 LGAs/LCDAs in mechanised-based agricultural developments who will, in turn, enlighten the citizens at the grassroots on the improvement of local production.” He said.
In his remarks, the Chief Executive Officer/ Country Manager of Dizengoff, Antti Ritvonen, said that the collaboration with the Lagos State government was another opportunity to deepen the state’s capacity in food security and job creation, while affirming his company’s long history of collaboration in agribusinesses.