Lagos State Information Commissioner, Steve Ayorinde, said that the state government has acquired land in Ogun, Ondo and Osun states for farming.
He told NAN that the land was acquired for large scale mechanised farming. The commissioner, who did not disclose the quantity acquired, said the state was planning to acquire more land in Oyo state.
Lagos has the smallest land mass in the country, 23 per cent of that land is water.
According to Ayorinde, the plan is to get Federal Government`s approval to link South West states with train service for effective haulage of agricultural produce.
He said it would be wise to move the produce with train service because trucks and trailers might not be very effective to do the job.