Ounje Eko: Lagos food market reopens Sunday, says commissioner

The Lagos State government on Saturday explained to residents that the prices of discounted foodstuffs and other items at its special Sunday markets differ slightly from one place to the other.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, said this in a statement to update residents on the return of the markets on Sunday, after their debut on March 17.
The discount markets for foodstuffs (Ounje Eko) are part of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s measures to cushion the effect of the removal of petrol subsidies on residents.
When residents visited them on their first Sunday of operation, mixed reactions had trailed the prices and other logistics at the markets.
The pilot scheme began with sales of discounted food items, such as rice, beans, garri, bread, eggs, and perishables like tomatoes, pepper and onions.
Mr Omotosho said activities in each market were coordinated by government officials, youth volunteers and private sector payment solution providers, to ensure seamless operations.
He reiterated that Mr Sanwo-Olu rolled out the initiative, among other things, to impact lives in various sectors of the economy.
The commissioner said a new market location had also been introduced in Lekki Phase 1 to cater to the needs of residents within the area.
He said the detailed locations of Ounje Èkó markets could be found on all Lagos State government social media platforms.

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