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Ounje Eko: Lagos Launches Discounted Food Markets In 27 Locations Across Three Divisions

The Lagos State Government has launched a discounted food markets scheme for residents in 27 locations across three divisions.

The initiative themed: “Ounje Eko” is said to commence across the five divisions of Lagos effective from Sunday, March 17, according to a statement by the state Commissioner, Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso.

“The markets will be open at 27 locations in Ikeja; six in Lagos Island; nine in Ikorodu; five in Epe; and 10 in Badagry divisions,” the statement said.

'OUNJE EKO' FOOD MARKETS OPEN ACROSS LAGOS FROM SUNDAY Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed that 'Ounje Eko' food markets should commence discounted sale of food items across the five divisions of Lagos effective from Sunday, March 17, 2024.The food items – rice,…— Gbenga Omotoso (@gbenga_omo) March 15, 2024

It said the food items – rice, beans, garri, bread, eggs, tomatoes, pepper, among others – will be sold at 25 per cent discount to residents.

It also revealed that a voucher system would be introduced as the pilot scheme kicks off.

The state government said the scheme was aimed at preventing sharp practices and ensuring the foodstuff reached a large number of Lagosians.

“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.— Gbenga Omotoso (@gbenga_omo) March 15, 2024

“For the purpose of transparency, prices of the items have also been listed. A 5kg bag of rice would sell for N5,325 while 1kg goes for N1,065; 5kg bag of Beans – N6,225 while 1kg would sell for N1,245. Prices of other staple food items will also be made available through various media outlets.— Gbenga Omotoso (@gbenga_omo) March 15, 2024

“Mr Governor has called on all Lagosians to cooperate with the operators at the various locations, monitor the process, and provide feedback through official channels of the Lagos State Government.

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