The Lagos State Government has begun the construction of a one-kilometre drainage system within the premises of the Ikorodu Fish Farm Estate at Odogunyan, Ikorodu, to tackle the issues that may arise from flooding and its many impacts.
The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, who made this known while on an inspection tour of the Farm Estate explained that the construction of the drainage system would go a long way in improving the productivity of the Farm Estate, as crop growth rates and fish production would be maximized.
She said that the drainage system would be used to control water bodies, prevent ponding, gather excess water from the land area as well as bring the water away from the farm to the outlet point where the water is led out of the area into the canal.
“In the past, we had this whole place flooded; water from the road came down into the Estate affecting crop and fish production. With this one kilometre drainage, this will be a thing of the past and we hope that our farmers will be happy with this kind of initiative from the Government and the administration of Governor Babajide Olushola Sanwo-Olu”, Olusanya noted.
The Acting Commissioner affirmed that upon completion of the drainage system, there would be an increase in the yield potentials of the Fish Farm Estate, a reduction in viable and machinery costs, and a properly aerated soil which would be conducive for plants to thrive. P.M News