Governor Sanwo-Olu Seeks Food Security Collaboration with Paris Market

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, met with the management of Rungis International Wholesale Food Market in Paris, France, on Thursday to discuss food security and collaboration for the Lagos Food and Logistics Hub project.

Sanwo-Olu shared details of the meeting, including photos, on X.com, highlighting the importance of markets in addressing modern food system complexities. “Our discussions centered around the crucial role markets play in addressing the complexities of modern food systems, as well as exploring potential collaborations for the Lagos Food and Logistics Hub project,” he stated.

The governor noted that the meeting resulted in establishing concrete plans for collaboration between Rungis International Market, the world’s second-largest wholesale food market, and the Lagos State Government. Key figures at the meeting included Stephane Layani, Chairman and Executive Officer of Semmaris; Bertrand Ambrouse, Director of the International Business Unit; Timothée Witkowski, Head of International Projects at Semmaris-Rungis Market; S.J. Samuel, Chairman of Origin Group; Abisola Olusanya, Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture; Dr. Omotola Fashola, Special Adviser on Agriculture; and Olaniwun Owolabi, Executive Assistant on Agriculture.

This initiative aligns with Lagos State’s ongoing efforts to enhance food security and logistics. In August 2022, the Lagos State Government initiated the construction of the largest Food Security Systems and Central Logistics Park in sub-Saharan Africa. This central hub aims to create direct wealth for over five million traders in the agricultural value chain and ensure uninterrupted food supplies for more than ten million Lagosians.

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