Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu says residents of the state consume about N4.5bn worth of food daily.
He said this in Lagos yesterday at the opening ceremony of a two-day zonal sensitisation workshop themed ‘Implementation of Food Systems Transformation Pathways in Nigeria 2022’.
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The workshop was organised 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.
NAN reports that Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti are participating with a Lagos as coordinating state for southwest geopolitical zone.
The governor, represented by Sam Egube, Commissioner for Economic, Planning and Budget, said the state had decided to take the bull by the horn in guaranteeing food security for people with different agricultural and food value chain.
According to him, Lagos has a rich history of economic growth and transformation.
“It accounts for over 60% 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 N4.5bn worth of food daily and 50% of beef produced in the country running into several billions in other trading activities with markets cutting across all the local government areas in the state,” he said. NAN