Lagos food security initiative on track


The Lagos State Government said its food security initiative is fully on track.

Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, disclosed this at a press briefing on Thursday.

Omotosho said with the Ounje Eko intervention programme (discount weekly market), the food security initiative of the state is solid.

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According to him, the Fresh Food Agro-Hub at Idi-Oro and the constitution of a welfare committee, amongst others, will ensure that no Lagosian goes to bed hungry.

The Imota Rice Mill, Omotosho revealed, is also fully operational, though, insufficient rice paddy was hindering it from producing at full capacity.

The commissioner also seized the opportunity to condemn the attitude of produce buyers.

He accused them of re-bagging the Eko rice in bags branded with foreign producers’ labels, thereby making the product less visible in the…

Source: Guardian Newspaper