Lagos State Government to Open ‘Ounje Eko’ Food Markets Sunday

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Lagos State Government will launch the ‘Ounje Eko’ food markets on Sunday, offering discounted prices on essential food items across the state.

 

The food markets will offer Lagos residents a 25% discount on staple food items like rice, beans, garri, bread, eggs, tomatoes, and pepper.

The state commissioner for information and strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

“In order to prevent sharp practices and ensure the foodstuff reaches a large number of Lagosians, a voucher system will be introduced as the pilot scheme kicks off,” the statement read.

“Independent payment solution providers and food vendors have been identified and carefully selected to operate the process. They will also provide real-time data on the exercise for monitoring.

 

“For the purpose of transparency, the prices of the items have also been listed. A 5kg bag of rice would sell for N5,325 while 1kg goes for N1,065; a 5kg bag of beans would sell for N6,225 while 1kg would sell for N1,245. Prices of other staple food items will also be made available through various media outlets.

 

“The markets will be open at 27 locations in Ikeja: six on Lagos Island; nine in Ikorodu; five in Epe; and 10 in Badagry divisions.

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