Sanwo-Olu Inaugurates Middle Level Food Agro Hub
By Yemi Olakitan
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Sanwo-Olu is set to commission the newly constructed middle-level food Agro-hub, located at Idi-Oro in Mushin.
The food hub, which was established by the Babajide Sanwo-Olu 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 middle-level food hub in Idi-Oro, Mushin, 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 of Agriculture Ms Abisola Olusanya stated that “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 has 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 and the development of Agriculture in Lagos State.
The middle level food agro hub is located in the heart of Mushin, Idi-oro, with the modern facility sitting on 6400 square meters of land.”