The Ikeja Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA) has said that it has concluded arrangements to hold a session on okra farming in the quest to boost the cultivation and production of the crop in the country, especially in the Southwestern part of the country.
Amb. Edward Olutoke, President of the chamber, said the event will take place on Saturday, November 7 2020 at the headquarters of the chamber in Ikeja, Lagos, and online on Zoom.
He said the crop is consumed by a large number of Nigerians, adding that there is the need to grow the commodity locally in the region. According to him, there is a ready market for the crop in the country.
Olutoke added that the cultivation of crop is easy and needs little effort and that the soil in the area is suitable for the crop. He called on would-be entrepreneurs, workers and others to come and learn how to cultivate the crop and make a fortune for themselves.
He said event is part of the “Project One Farmer, One Family” initiative of the chamber.
He posited that the initiative is part of the chamber’s contributions to make more Nigerians to agriculture and make the country less dependent on food imports.