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Food blockage: Don’t panic – Omotoso urges Lagosians

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Lagos State Government has urged Lagosians not to panic, following the report that trucks conveying food from the North are stuck or block on the way.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso disclosed this on “Daily Digest with Jimi Disu”, a programme on Nigerian Info 99.3FM, on Tuesday.

He said there is no need for anxiety, while assured Lagosians that food security is guaranteed, despite the crisis, as the government was not ignorant of the food supply situation. “It wouldn’t be allowed to be a crisis.

“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”, he said

He urged residents to “take it easy” as Lagos State Government would continue to put facilities in place to ensure self-sufficiency in food production and supply.

The food crisis emanated from the clash of traders in 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.


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