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FARM PRODUCE: OGUN INTENSIFIES EFFORTS ON BLOCK CHECK TESTING

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Towards ascertaining the quality of farm produce conveyed for human consumption, Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture has intensified efforts on Block Check testing along Ogere, Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Atoyo Produce Control Post on the Lagos- Benin Express way and other toll points in the State.

This was contained in a report signed by the Director, Planning Research and Statistics of the Ministry, Mr. O.S. Fashola, adding that 16,118 carcasses were inspected and passed fit for human consumption at various slaughter slabs across the State.

The report stated that Ogun State Quality Control and Anti-Smuggling Campaign, under Ministry through appointed contractors, has continued collection of haulage fees from drivers of vehicles, conveying Agricultural produce on the State Major high ways.

It added that a team was working on Project Implementation Manual, for the agricultural component of the upcoming World Bank Assisted Ogun State Agricultural Production and Industrialization Project (OG-APIP), disclosing that arrangement has been concluded to embark on the second phase of land sourcing, while the committee has continued to receive expression of interest from communities willing to partake in the project.

In the same vein, the Ministry went on field inspection to Ademola Anoyade Mining site at Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the State, to establish the level of encroachment on the Ajebo Agricultural acquisition land being used for the Mining Company operations.

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