The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed that residents of the state consume about N4.5 billion worth of food daily.
Sanwo-Olu made this disclosure at the opening ceremony of a two-day zonal sensitisation workshop with the theme: ‘Implementation of Food Systems Transformation Pathways in Nigeria 2022’ on Monday in Lagos.
The governor, represented by Mr Sam Egube, Commissioner for Economic, Planning and Budget, said the state had decided to take the bull by the horn in guaranteeing food security for people with different agricultural and food value chain.
According to him, “Although it covers only 0.4 percent of Nigeria’s territorial land mass, making it the smallest in the country.
“It accounts for over 60 per cent of industrial and commercial activities. Lagos is a coastal state and has an extremely limited arable land space and home to about 21 million people.
“Its residents consume about N4.5 billion worth of food daily and 50 per cent of beef produced in the country, running into several billions in other trading activities with markets cutting across all the local government areas in the state.”