The Chairman of Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos state, Olusola Idowu said his administration has set aside more than 10 acres of land for rice farming and processing to improve living standards and reduce unemployment.
The LGA Chairman, who gave the assurance in an interview, said the farm would begin operations in the second quarter of the year when all arrangements would have been concluded.
He explained that his administration has acquired over 10 acres of land at the riverine area of Ojo for planting of rice and plots of land at Igbede community for processing and distribution of the rice.
According to him, the rice will be processed, bagged, distributed and sold at the Igbede.
He said that the rice would be sold to people from within and outside Ojo council area.
Idowu noted that farming was key to economic development and improvement of internally generated revenue.
Idowu said that the local government area had comparative advantage in farming because of its mass land in riverine areas.