Food blockage: Don’t panic over hike in prices, Lagos govt tells residents

Food blockage: Don’t panic over hike in prices, Lagos govt tells residents

- Residents of Lagos state have been told to relax their mind over the prices of food

- The call was made by the state government following the blockage of food from the north

- According to Gbenga Omotoso, the issue will soon be resolved by the state governor

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Are you a resident of Lagos state? If you are, fear not, because the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu says the issue of food not coming from the northern part of the country will soon be resolved.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Lagos state commissioner for information, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso.

According to him, residents don't need to panic over the current blockage of foodstuffs.

Food blockage: Don’t panic over hike in prices, Lagos tells residents
Lagos state has called on residents not to panic over food prices. Photo: @jidesanwoolu
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He was quoted as saying this while appearing as a guest on “Daily Digest with Jimi Disu”, a programme on Nigerian Info 99.3FM, on Tuesday, March 2, Punch Newspaper reports.

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The governor's aide said:

“I assure you Governor Sanwo-Olu is on top of the matter. There will be a meeting. He will tell both sides to embrace peace in the interest of all.’’

Going further, Omotoso promised that the state government would continue to put facilities in place to ensure self-sufficiency in food production and supply.

Meanwhile, had reported that northern traders have put forward an adamant stance in response calls for them to allow farm produce get to the southwestern part of Nigeria.

The traders are aggrieved over the news of their kinsmen being harassed and allegedly killed in the southwest.

Some members of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) in Kano who spoke with journalists on Tuesday, March 2, vowed that they prefer to lose their harvested food crops rather than convey them elsewhere.

In another report, Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho; the Afenifere, the Are Ona Kankanfo, Gani Adams; and the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) were set to launch a campaign against cows.

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