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Sanwo-Olu meets Paris food market management



Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, met with the management of Rungis International Wholesale Food Market in Paris, France, on Thursday.
Cablenews24 reports that according to the Pinch newspaper, governor Sanwo-Olu disclosed this in a statement and photos shared on
He stated that the meeting was aimed at improving food security in the state and establishing an effective collaboration for the Lagos Food and Logistics Hub project.
This Online News Medium learnt that his caption partly read, “Today, I met with the management team of Rungis International Wholesale Food Market in Paris, France.
“Our discussions centred 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.
“During the meeting, we were able to establish concrete plans for effective collaboration between Rungis International Market, renowned as the world’s second largest wholesale food market, and the Lagos State Government.”
The governor added that key individuals at the meeting included the Chairman and Executive Officer of Semmaris, Stephane Layani; the Director of the International Business Unit, Bertrand Ambrouse; the Head of International Projects at Semmaris-Rungis Market, Timothée Witkowski; the Chairman of Origin Group, S.J. Samuel; the Commissioner for Agriculture, Abisola Olusanya; the Special Adviser on Agriculture, Dr. Omotola Fashola; and the Executive Assistant on Agriculture, Olaniwun Owolabi.
PUNCH reported in August 2022 that the Lagos State Government flagged off the construction of what it aims to be the largest Food Security Systems and Central Logistics Park in sub-Saharan Africa.
The central food and logistics hub is reportedly expected to create direct wealth for more than five million traders in the agricultural value chain, while guaranteeing uninterrupted food supplies to more than 10 million Lagosians.