Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State celebrated World Food Day with farmers at the Lagos Farm Fair on October 16, 2023. He reiterated the state government’s commitment to making quality food accessible and affordable for all residents.
The governor also announced that the Food Security Systems in Ketu-Ereyun, Epe, is part of the state’s strategy to bring food closer to consumers and reduce prices.
“Water is Life, Water is Food; Leave No One Behind.”, the theme of this year’s World Food Day resonates with our vision for Lagos,” Sanwo-Olu said. “We’re working with farmers across the city to ensure healthy diets for all. As Lagos grows, so does the need for sustainable agriculture. Our Food Logistics Hub will centralize food supply and reduce waste. By next year, this hub will be a game-changer, bringing affordable food to markets across the state.”
Sanwo-Olu also invited all independent paddy rice farmers to work with the state government. “Lagos State needs your support to sustain rice production,” he said. “We’re ready to work with you to boost paddy rice supply. Let’s grow what we eat and eat what we grow. Join us, let’s use this opportunity to make Lagos self-sufficient in rice production.”