Boosting Rice Production: The Lagos Example

PM News (Feb. 10, 2012) | With a population of over 18 million, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, no doubt, is faced with copious challenges. The United Nations projected that by 2015, the population of Lagos would be about 25 million, making it the third largest mega-city in the world, after Tokyo and Bombay. Apart from the problems of slums, with its attendant effect, feeding a population of such magnitude is an onerous task. The need for foresight by the government of the day, to handle these challenges, is imperative.