Lagos To Open Soup Kitchens Across Local Govts


The Lagos State Government will be exploring three major avenues to ensure Lagosians get affordable foodstuff to ease the economic burden on them, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said.

He spoke during a live media chat, ‘Sanwo Speaks’, to intimate residents on steps being taken to reduce effects of the harsh economic realities on Lagosians.

He said: “We will open soup kitchens/bowls where identified caterers will be employed to feed those who need it, about 1,000 persons per local government area, once daily. This will go on in the next 30 days.

“Beneficiaries will get vouchers to be able to access the kitchens. We will also be having food purchase and redistribution to people who need it, especially as we are currently expecting about 100 trailer loads of rice.

“Also, we will be having Sunday markets in 42 identified markets where people can buy cheaply at discounted rates. Purchase will however be limited to N25,000 to ensure that those who really need it benefit from the initiative.”

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