As part of efforts to improve food security, the Lagos State government has revealed plans to procure 14 brand new tractors and ancillary equipment for farmers under the “Eko Agro Mechanisation Programme.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who said this recently during the World Food Day Celebration, noted that the programme would also ensure that more lands are put to use.
He said the state would also consider the establishment of an “agritech centre” at the Dairy Farm Complex, Agege, to fast track the development of smart solutions, which will lead to increased agricultural productivity.
Speaking through the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Hakeem Adeniji, the governor added that the equipment would be utilised under the operational model known as Tractor-On-the-Go (TOG).
Lagos state to Establish Agritech Centre