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Sanwo-Olu Partners with Niger State to Boost Food Production in Lagos

Sanwo-Olu Partners with Niger State to Boost Food Production in Lagos 

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says the state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Niger State to enhance food availability in Lagos.

The news was made by Sanwo-Olu at the Ministry of Home Affairs’ 2024 Special Ramadan Prayer, which was held at the State House Mosque complex, Lagos House, Ikeja.

The theme of the event was “Allah Will Not Change The Way Of a People Until They Change What Is In Their Hearts”.

The governor recalled that he and President Bola Tinubu’s Monday visit to Minna, Niger State, focused on food security. He clarified that the agreement concerned food production and the transportation of harvested food to Lagos.

He claims that because Minna practices extensive farming mechanization, the agreement will guarantee Lagos’s food security.

“We are building structures, we have the capacity for storage and we have the major biggest logistics hub in the country.”

Speaking on Ramadan, Sanwo-Olu said: “This is a time to be thankful to God for sparing our lives especially with the current economic hardship”.

Thus, he pleaded with everyone—Muslims as well as Christians—to love one another and, in some way, carry one another’s burdens. He urged everyone, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, to practice love, compassion, and peaceful coexistence during Ramadan and Lent, respectively.

“This is the moment to give from our excesses and show love.” In addition, everyone should be able to share and feed the weak so that they can all ultimately live happily and in harmony.

Olanrewaju Layode, the Commissioner for Home Affairs, had earlier urged Muslims to help the less fortunate in their community as the Holy Quran commands. The commissioner called for peaceful coexistence free from bigotry, acrimony, hatred, and prejudice.

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