Lagos to establish 500-hectare coconut plantation estate



 Lagos State Government is planning to establish a 500-hectare coconut plantation estate to boost production.

The General Manager, Lagos State Coconut Development Authority, Mr Dapo Olakulehin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  in Lagos on Thursday that the estate would be dedicated to planting, processing and packaging of coconut.

Olakulehin said that the agency was working to secure 500 hectares of land for the take-off of the project.

He said that the coconut estate would be similar to the fish estate and poultry estate already established in the state.

“This initiative is to establish a coconut plantation estate which will be dedicated solely for coconut production for players in the value chain.

“One hundred per cent what we will have there is coconut value chain.

“This is one of the initiatives we are working on this year,” he said. (NAN)