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Cost of living crisis: Lagos opens discounted food markets across the state




The Lagos State Government has announced the commencement of ‘Ounje Eko’ food markets for the sales of essential food items at discounted prices across the state with effect from Sunday, March 17, 2024.

This disclosure is contained in a statement signed by the Lagos State Commissioner for information and strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, who said that the markets will offer Lagos residents a 25% discount on staple food items like rice, beans, gari, bread, eggs, tomatoes, and pepper.

Omotosho said this is 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.

He noted that independent payment solution providers and food vendors have been identified and carefully selected to operate the process, adding that they will also provide real-time data on the exercise for monitoring.

Food items to be sold at 25% discount for residents

The statement from Omotosho reads,

The commissioner added,