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Dont’ Panic Over Rise In Food Prices, Lagos Government Advises Residents

The Lagos state government has asked the residents of the state not to panic over increase in the prices of food.

The state commissioner of information, Gbenga Omotosho said this on Tuesday in a series of tweets.

The commissioner assured the residents that food security is guaranteed, despite the crisis.

He added that the state Governor Babjide Sanwol is “on top of it”

Lagosians have been advised not to panic following reports that trucks conveying food from the North are stuck on the way.

“The government is aware of the situation and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is on top of it.  He has initiated steps to ensure the matter is resolved by the weekend,” he said.

Omotsho said the spike in food prices is as a aresult of the clash between traders in Shasha market, Ibadan.

“Food and cattle merchants from the North have withheld supplies, an action that has sparked rising prices.

“Lagos consumes at least 50% of agricultural products in Nigeria,” he added.

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