Lagos Government speaks on rise in prices of food items

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Tiamiyu Saheed Oluwatosin
calendar-icon Posted on: 2021-03-03 21:53:12

The Lagos State government has urged residents not to panic due to the spike in the prices of food items.
The State Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso, said this in a series of tweets.
Omotoso assured Lagos residents that food security is guaranteed, despite the crisis and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is “on top of it.”
He wrote: “Lagosians have been advised not to panic following reports that trucks conveying food from the North are stuck on the way.
“The government is aware of the situation and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is on top of it. He has initiated steps to ensure the matter is resolved by the weekend.
Omotoso explained that the increase in food prices is a result of the clash between traders in Shasha market, Ibadan.
“Food and cattle merchants from the North have withheld supplies, an action that has sparked rising prices.
“Lagos consumes at least 50% of agricultural products in Nigeria,” he added.

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