The Governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu notes that residents of the state consume about N4.5 billion worth of food daily, just as he reiterated his commitment to solving the problem of food scarcity.
The Lagos state governor made this statement in an opening ceremony of a two-days zonal sensitization workshop with the theme: “Implementation of Food System Transformation Pathways in Nigeria 2022,” on Monday in Lagos.
The workshop was organized by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning in collaboration with Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture and Lagos Ministry of Economic, Planning and Budget.
The governor who was represented by Mr Sam Egube, Commissioner for Economics, Planning and budgeting, said the Lagos state government are prepared to go to any extent in ensuring that there is food security for people with different agriculture and food value chains.
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He also noted;
“Although it covers only 0.4 per cent of Nigeria’s territorial land mass making it the smallest in the country, Lagos accounts for over 60 per cent of industrial and commercial activities. Lagos is a coastal state and has an extremely limited arable land space and home to about 21 million people.
Its residents consume about N4.5 billion worth of food daily and 50 per cent of beef produced in the country, running into several billion in other trading activities with markets cutting across all the local government areas in the state,”
The governor’s representative also solicited for collaboration among South- West geopolitical zone to implement the food systems Transformation pathways 2022. Which would in turn improving the food systems would influence positive changes and as well address multiple challenges being experienced in the country.