BEVERLY HILLS, March 02, (THEWILL) – Omo Eko Pataki, a forum of Lagos indigenes has said that the recent action of the Amalgamated Food Stuff and Cattle Dealers which halted the convoy of trailers from bringing tomatoes, peppers, onions and all kinds of food stuffs to the South should awaken the leadership of Lagos State to redirect its policies in widening its agricultural investments.
In a release issued Monday and signed by the Leader of Ọmọ Eko Pataki, Chief Olabode George; Trustee of Ọmọ Eko Pataki, General Tajudeen Olanrewaju and Trustee of Ọmọ Eko Pataki, Mr Gbadebo Dallass, the forum called on the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to start the Lagos agricultural revolution now.
The Forum called on Sanwo-Olu to henceforth impress into immediate duty, a massive workforce of Lagos unemployed youths across the IBILE traditional enclave, whipping the vast and enriched Lagos lands into huge agricultural holdings.
Ọmọ Eko Pataki said. “From Ifako-Ijaiye to Imọta, from Epe to the rolling fields to the Mangroves of Badagry- Lagos state is blessed with nutrient rich agricultural fields that can quickly be marshaled into farmlands where various kinds of crops from tomatoes, lettuce, pepper, beans, rice, corn, yam , potatoes, cassava and many others can be planted to enhance our self-sufficiency in food production.
” It is our candid advice to Governor Sanwoolu to quickly reorder the state priorities in ensuring that our state becomes the new food basket of the country thereby triggering a new agricultural revolution in the state of excellence.
” The threat of a food blackmail will easily fizzle out as soon as we put our hands to the plow, strengthening the Lagosian food base, provoking food surplus in the food supply chain that the state itself can export beyond our boundaries. This will increase our internally generated revenue that we can use to develop our infrastructures. This is a wake up call.”