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Lagos to Inaugurate 105-Bed Maternity Hospital

A one-hundred-and five-bed Mother and Child Care facility recently completed within the premises of Badagry General Hospital by the Lagos State Government will be inaugurated in September.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated this during a tour of the hospital, also proposed an expansion of the Accident and Emergency Department, which he said would take off in the next nine month.

Governor Sanwo-Olu who was on a-six-hour tour of Badagry, one of the five traditional divisions of the state which has agriculture and fishing as its mainstay, went round the Avia-Igborosun Organic Farm, the proposed site for his administration’s pilot agriculture scheme “the Lagos Food Production Park”.

Declaring his intention to revive the 279-hectare organic Farm, acquired by the State Government in 2012 for commercial agricultural project, Governor Sanwo-Olu said that the state would engage the private sector to invest in the project and after completion would create thousands of direct jobs and improve the well being of Badagry residents.

Governor Sanwo-Olu said the revival of the Badagry Organic Farm and creation of more food production parks across the state were part of the strategy designed to boost food security from 20 to 50 per cent, thereby ensuring food sufficiency.

He noted that the project would give rise to similar agro-allied businesses that would open up Badagry’s economy for more growth and boost its tourism business.

Some of the agricultural projects to be developed for commercial production in the Organic Farm include fishing, poultry, piggery and agro-forestry.

As part of the move to turn around the Organic Farm, Governor Sanwo-Olu promised a total rehabilitation of the road leading to the farm.

Omolara Omosanya

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