Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has said that food worth at least N3 billion is being consumed daily by 22 million residents of Lagos State, representing N1.095 trillion spent on food items annually in the state.
Meantime, Vice President of Dangote Group, Sanni Dangote, disclosed that Nigeria can save $700 million spent annually on table salt importation saying that 90 percent of the salt consumed in Nigeria is imported, thereby, boosting other countries economy.
Ambode, disclosed this yesterday, at the maiden edition of Lagos food security summit and exhibition, themed, ‘Actualizing sustainable food security in Lagos State: A new comprehensive agenda,’ held in Ikeja, which also had in attendance, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA, representative, Richardson Okechukwu and others. Ambode noted that Lagos State is key factor in the country’s agricultural value chain and the largest consumer of food produce in the country.
On the summit, the governor said it was organized to serve as a platform for stakeholders in Agricultural sector to address the challenges militating against food security in Lagos.