Crowd As Lagos Discounted Food Markets Commence Sales


Mar 17, 2024

Lagos food market ‘Ounje Eko’ offering discounted prices on essential food items across the state has commenced sales.
ADULAWO News recall that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had ordered that food products at the “Ounje Eko” food markets be sold at a discount in all five divisions of Lagos starting on Sunday, March 17.

On February 22, the Lagos state government announced a series of interventions to ameliorate the prevailing economic hardship on residents.

Our correspondent observed that staple food items including rice, beans, garri, bread, eggs, tomatoes, and pepper were made available at 25% discounted prices.

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At two locations — Alubarika Primary School, Bariga and Gbagada Junior High School —visited by The Nation, residents tropped in large numbers to purchase different items.

Also, security operatives including Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps (LNSC), Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) are on ground to monitor situation at the food markets.

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One of the residents, Mrs. Amaka who purchased some items, expressed satisfaction over the food market and the prices of the items.

“I want to encourage other state governors to emulate this; this is a very fantastic and laudable idea.” Mrs. Amaka said.

Some other residents also advised vendors and traders to embrace a good maintenance culture to keep the food markets clean, neat and hygienic always.

Mrs Moshood commended the state government for creating the food markets to ease the shopping experience.

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