Lagos government reacts to rising prices of food items

The government of Lagos State has asked residents not to panic due to the spike in the prices of food items.

Gbenga Omotoso, the State Commissioner for Information, said this in a series of tweets.

The Commissioner assured those residing in Lagos that food security is guaranteed, despite the crisis and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is “on top of it.”

According to him: “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 further explained that the increase in food prices is a result of the clash between traders in Shasha market, Ibadan.

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“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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