The Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture says it has generated over N1billion as IGR this year alone in spite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 scourge.
Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, who gave this indication at this year’s Lagos Food Fest, explained that the event was put together to allow residents unwind and relax with thier families.
Olusanya noted that the Food Fest is a follow-up on the success story of the five editions of the annual Lagos Seafood Festival, which was held between the year 2012 to 2020.
She further stressed that the event which was an offshoot of the annual Seafood Festival, allowed the state to celebrate its seafood varieties that is spiced up with other exciting side attractions.
The ministry also used the occasion to celebrate some of their outstanding staff who assisted to achieve the triumph in the last one year.
Gifts were given to both junior and senior members of staff and highest revenue generating agency for outstanding performances.
Highlight of the event was the appearance of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who was the special guest of honour and was seen preparing seafood rice with celebrity chef, and the winner of Big Brother Nigeria, Mr. Whitemoney to the delight of all the guests.
The Food Fest which has as its theme: “A taste of Lagos” was spiced with various entertaining activities, including a fashion show, music presentation among others.