Lagos state government has produced solar-powered kiosks that would ensure easy and effective market access for farmers, agripreneurs, and stakeholders in an eco-friendly manner.
The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, made this known over the weekend while on an inspection tour of the Ministry’s facilities at Oko-Oba, Agege.
She noted that the kiosks would be distributed at the next Value Chain Empowerment Programme of the State Government later this month.
According to her, the solar-powered kiosk was the brainchild of the World Bank Assisted Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement, and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project whose core interventions are food security, agro-export potentials, and livelihood improvement.
Olusanya asserted that the kiosks are potential revenue earners and savers for small businesses, especially farmers with perishable food, as the kiosks would help them keep their businesses open for a longer period than they would have if there was no means of electricity.
She disclosed further that the kiosks, in addition to producing renewable energy, would also dispense clean energy while excess power is distributed through the main grids, thus allowing for charging of other devices such as refrigerators and other gadgets.