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Lagos plans new housing law to boost food production

By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsur Olowoopojo

LAGOS— THE Lagos State government has disclosed plans to introduce a new housing law aimed at ensuring a sustainable food production in the state, just as it urged youths in the state to establish facility management companies that could help maintain new and existing infrastructures in the country.

The state Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr. Adeniyi Oyemade, made the remarks, weekend, at a public lecture tagged: “Business opportunities in Lagos,” and official take-off of the Living Spring Entrepreneurship Academy, in Lagos.

According to Oyemade,  “the law which will soon be unfolded,  will enforce anyone who wants to acquire a parcel of land in the state either for residential or other purposes to set aside part of it to engage in subsistent farming.”

He said if each home in the state engaged in small scale farming, the rate at which the state depended on foodstuffs produced in other states of the federation and neighbouring countries would reduce drastically.

The commissioner added this will help increase the number of youths with entrepreneurship skills as many of them will  have been exposed to business management from there respective homes.

Oyemade noted that if the youths in Lagos were well exposed to all these before now, the rate of unemployment will not for ones increase to the level where the country is experiencing today, as most youths will be able to know the opportunities available in their state .


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