The government of Lagos state has recently announced that it will soon begin the construction of 13.16-km farm roads across the state through the help of the World Bank. The state government explained that its Agric Support program which is assisted by the World Bank will soon commence a state-wide construction of FARs (Farm Access Roads) across all the 4 cluster areas in Lagos state.
The government of Lagos state in conjunction with the world bank will soon begin the construction of 13.16-km farm access roads
Press reports claim that Miss Abisola Olusanya, the Commissioner for Agriculture in Lagos state made the announcement about the farm access road during the recent commemoration of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s 2nd year in office. The reports by NAN (News Agency of Nigeria) have it that Miss Olusanya said the proposed road project will span across all four of Lagos farm cluster areas namely Erinkorodo (Ikorodu), Afowo (Badagry), Igbodu and Araga (both in Epe). She mentioned that the construction of these farm access roads will greatly improve and bring about ease of movement between the farm areas and main town areas.
Miss Olusanya further revealed that the construction of better farm access roads will also greatly reduce the losses usually incurred by Lagos egg farmers due to the use of current dilapidated farm access roads. Similarly, she expressed her joy that the engineering design and evaluation of these four roads have already been done and proper construction works will commence any moment from now.
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