The Lagos State Government is set to establish a N10 billion aquaculture centre in Igbonla, Epe, under a public-private partnership arrangement. Speaking at the symbolic distribution of agricultural inputs and productive assets under the 2020 agricultural value chains empowerment programme at the police college, Ikeja, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who spoke through the deputy governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, disclosed that the project, named Lagos Aquaculture Centre (LACE), is designed to boost the growth and development of the aquaculture industry in the State through the direct production of 2,000 tonnes of fish annually.
He added that the project, which will be located on a 35-hectares piece of land in Igbonla, Epe, also aims to provide inputs for fish farmers under the Lagos Nucleus Farms (LANS) Scheme and serve as off-taker for fish farm clusters in the State.
Sanwo-Olu said that the annual agricultural value chain empowerment programme was one of the strategies designed to boost food production and supply through the provision of agricultural inputs and productive assets to farmers and other players in the value chain. P.M News