Lagos plans cattle ranches- Agric commissioner Olusanya

Abisola Olusanya: says Lagos is planning cattle ranches
Abisola Olusanya: says Lagos is planning cattle ranches
Abisola Olusanya: says Lagos is planning cattle ranches
Abisola Olusanya: says Lagos is planning cattle ranches

By Muhaimin Olowoporoku

Lagos State, the largest consumer of red meat in the country, is planning to establish cattle ranches, to tap into a market it estimates at N328 billion.

Commissioner for Agriculture Abisola Olusanya, gave the indication today, while speaking on Channels TV Sunrise Daily Programme.

She said the state would be rolling out the Expression of Interest next week, calling on investors, to set up the ranches.

According to Olusanya, Lagos consumes over 6,000 heads of cattle daily, which it does not produce.

The commissioner said the state was working on harnessing sectors where it has a comparative advantage to further grow the Lagos economy.

“Red meat, yes, we do not produce but we would like to expand on what we can do within the red meat sector”, she said.

“Lagos consumes well over 1.8 million heads of cattle on an annual basis. We consume over 6,000 heads of cattle on a daily basis.

“When you consider the transactional value alone for Lagos, it is over N328bn but we are producing nothing . But what stops us from setting up ranches in this state?

“We are the largest market. It also makes sense that we set up ranches such that we are closer to market, we remove the logistics costs.

“We are actually working on that and we would be rolling out the Expression of Interest next week, calling on investors.”

2 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you Lagos State for thinking outside the box. I don’t know why some many states cannot invest on this. We have always believed that only one tribe has the knowledge of cattle rearing. In doing this. Lagos State will be producing healthy meat, create employment, safe lives from killer herdsmen and generate revenue for the government.

  2. At last , myhooic politics is jestissioned.

    Economic sense and restructuring is recognized above sentiments of hate, tribe profile and politicking with security issues.

    Creat jobs
    Boost Economy
    Prevent influx of Criminals in disguise
    Improve quality of meat and diary products
    Take advantage of value chains
    Manure for farmers

    Produce what you eat and avoid embarrassment of food blockage.

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