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Nigerian Ministry empowers fruit and vegetable traders to cut down on post-harvest losses

Lagos State Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs has empowered fruit and vegetable vendors in Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area (LCDA) to cut down on post-harvest loss. According to Permanent Secretary, Kikelomo Bolarinwa, traders were provided with generating sets, fruit blenders and refrigerators.

Bolarinwa said the event was organised in collaboration with the LCDA following the training on “Reduction of Post-Harvest Losses in Fruits and Vegetables in Lagos State”. Represented by a director, Ms. Ola Olajumoke, the permanent secretary noted that the training was to  improve sales and wellbeing of vendors.

Vice Chairman of the LCDA, Mojisola Badmus praised the state and head of council for the training. She said government, at state and local levels, was aware of the people’s plight and would improve their standard of living.


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