Sanwo Olu to Inaugurate Middle Level Food Agro-Hub

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Sanwo-Olu is set to commission the newly constructed middle-level food Afro-hub, located at Idi-Oro in Mushin.

The food hub, which was established by the administration as one of the direct answers to the question of food insecurity and sustainability plaguing the country would be inaugurated on Sunday.

The establishment of the middle-level food hub is confirmation of Lagos State Government solution and strategy that harnesses its comparative advantage as a market-state, and cater to the key stumbling blocks affecting food security – Market information, intermediary integration and contractual certainty.

A statement by the Hon Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya stated “Nigeria’s markets are plagued by poor integration, in the face of growing food demands from a burgeoning population.”

Olusanya stated further that given the inability of markets to efficiently move food from surplus to deficit regions, poor integration had a major effect on both farmer incomes and on food security, hence the need for food systems transformation as exemplified by Lagos State Government’s middle-level agro hub.

“The launch of a new way of food distribution in Lagos with the commissioning of the middle-level food agro-hub will see to the tackling of problems associated with post-harvest losses, inflation, carbon footprints and traffic congestion”, the commissioner said.

The middle level food agro hub is located in the heart of Mushin with the modern facility sitting on 6400 square meters of land.