LAGOS STATE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE-
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE RED MEAT VALUE CHAIN
LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI)
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE RED MEAT VALUE CHAIN
The Ministry of Agriculture hereby solicits for Expression of Interest from entrepreneurs on investment opportunities in the red meat value chain towards stimulating increased red meat production, standardized operations, and employment generation across the value chain in Lagos State.
Recent national and global increase in health and security concerns occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the need to control and manage the sourcing and production of animals, especially cattle, so as to reduce transmission of communicable diseases and encourage animal tracking and traceability, hence, the need to encourage modem animal production through Feedlots (i.e. ranching).
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO, GPS 2018), consumption of beef and milk in Nigeria will rise by 117% and 577% respectively in tandem with an estimated rise in the country’s population to 400 million by 2050. Out of 3.9 million cattle slaughtered for meat in Nigeria annually, Lagos alone consumes 1.8 million cows annually thus, making Lagos the largest market for red meat in Nigeria.
In realization of the need to harness and optimize Lagos State’s potential as the largest market for red meat in Nigeria, the State Government has developed a 5-Year Agricultural Strategic Road Map which has identified investment opportunities for public-private partnership in the red meat value chain in the following 8 areas:
(a) Cattle Feedlots and Cattle Fattening at Imota, Epe, Badagry and Kuje, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
(b) Fully Mechanized Abattoirs in 10 Locations.
(c) Livestock Hubs – 25 Slots across the 5 Divisions of the State;
(d) Carcass Transportation 300 Units of 5 tonnes- capacity Refrigerated Vans
(e) Inter-State Live Animal Transportation Services
(f) Standard Meat Shops & Carcass Processing Centres;
(g) Animal By-Products Processing (Blood, Bones and Horns/Hooves Handling/Processing) in 13 Abattoirs/Slaughterhouses across the State.
(h) Private Veterinary Firms (Hospitals, Clinics, Pharmaceuticals, Ambulance Services)