Lagos State Government has assured citizens that it would continue to ensure food safety and reduce the incidences of food contamination in the state.
Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola, gave this assurance on Tuesday during an event to commemorate the 2022 World Food Safety Day in Ikeja.
Mojola stated that the international day is an opportunity to strengthen efforts to mainstream food safety in the public agenda and reduce the burden of food borne diseases globally.
He said, “With an estimated 600 million cases of food borne illness annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economics affecting vulnerable and marginalised people, especially women and children.
His words “The LSC, in collaboration with other agencies of government, is committed to consistently working to support safe food production and consumption through regular sensitisation, advocacy and engagement with critical stakeholders to limit food borne diseases and food poisoning across the state.”
The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Abisola Olusanya, was represented by the ministry’s Director of Agricultural Services, Abiola Ayoade.
He however noted that good farming practices will reduce food hazards.