For the first time in history, the Lagos State Government has earned over N1billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) through agriculture.
The development was disclosed by the state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, at the 2021 Lagos Food Fest, held at the Victoria Island part of the state on Sunday.
Themed: “A taste of Lagos”, the commissioner said that the event was put together to allow residents of the state to unwind and relax with their families.
Specifically, Olusanya noted the food fest was a follow-up on the success story of the five editions of the annual Lagos Seafood Festival, held from 2012 to 2020.
She said, “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.
Meanwhile, the governor of the state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was present at the event as the special guest of honour.
Lagos Earns Over N1bn IGR Through Agriculture