The Lagos State Government has come out to reveal that it has reached 440,000 Lagos households with its COVID-19 Emergency Food Response Initiative amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal revealed this recently.
According to him, the Lebanese government should also be praised for donating 8 truckload of various food items and an ambulance worth N82.5 million to the Lagos State Government in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
He added that the pandemic has impacted the Lagos economy so the food palliatives are necessary for Lagosians who live on daily wages.
His words, “The pandemic coronavirus is novel and it has a lot of negative impact on the economy globally, Lagos inclusive.
“We, as policymakers, felt that with the economic lockdown that the pandemic triggered, we need to come up with food palliatives because we know that over 60% of the population of Lagos constitute the informal sector.
“Whether they’re in the transportation business, artisans or market men and women, those are people that are directly affected by the lockdown because they live on daily wages. If they do not go out in a day, they earn no income.”
“That is why we are lucky to have people like you, who have decided to support the Emergency Food Response Initiative of the state government and a lot of other Lagosians doing their bit by feeding the vulnerable in their communities.
“We say that we see all you do and we are sincerely grateful.”