The Lagos State authorities has stated it will enhance meals safety, throughout the state and likewise improve the provision of healthful beef, saying strategic plans are being developed and applied to bridge the annual 1.380 million deficit in crimson meat consumption.
Everlasting Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs. Olatokunbo Emokpae disclosed this on the weekend in her tackle at a workshop organised by the state authorities, in collaboration with the Meals and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, on the Technical Cooperation Facility Mission Feasibility and Worth Chain Evaluation of the Crimson Meat Worth Chain, significantly the Cattle Feedlot Property in Lagos.
Emokpae stated the workshop was aimed toward exposing buyers to the funding alternatives out there within the Ministry’s Feedlot Property Mission which span cattle manufacturing, processing, logistics, beef advertising and distribution, amongst others.
She added that the workshop was additionally focused at figuring out the undertaking capability wants, evaluating environmental points that might come up throughout its implementation and proffering options to mitigate them.
She defined that in view of the inherent financial potential of cattle manufacturing, and the necessity to improve the provision of healthful beef in Lagos, and by extension contribute to the attainment of the state’s meals safety agenda, the administration of Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has established a Cattle Feedlot undertaking for which a 750Ha parcel of land was acquired at Igbodu, Epe.
To this point, Emokpae stated, a complete of 250Ha has been cleared and parcelled into a lot of 5Ha every for allocation to buyers, including that the feedlot undertaking can even facilitate beef traceability amongst many different well being advantages for Lagosians, generate earnings for buyers, create jobs and stimulate financial actions throughout the undertaking group.
Whereas calling on all growth companions and buyers to hitch the state in actualising the dream of creating Lagos food-secured, Emokpae stated, other than the feedlot undertaking, alternatives additionally exist in different areas of the crimson meat worth chain of which buyers can take benefit and make good returns on funding.
These she stated embody the institution of 18 semi-mechanised and eight mechanised abattoirs established in numerous areas throughout the state.