July 31, 2020: The Lagos state government is planning to set up an e-commerce hub for agriculture producers to sell farm produce to create export opportunities.

The acting commissioner for agriculture, Abisola Olusanya said, “We are trying to set up hubs where we are able to get our producers together to produce under a sanitary and hygienic condition so that we can get organisations like Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) to do the necessary assessment on the items being processed for export.”

The hub will be centrally located to allow certification of farm produce to take place in a single location.

“We want to essentially make it easier for our producers to sell their produce in a way that they do not have to go through many channels to certify their products. We want to ensure that the certification takes place in one location so that they can easily be exported.” she noted.

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