Nollywood actresses, others excited by Lagos fresh food hub

Sola Kosoko

Ms Abisola Olusanya, Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Bidemi Kosoko and Sola Kosoko at the Lagos Fresh Food Hub Idi-Oro, Mushin on Saturday 10 Feb. (Photo: NAN)

By Olayinka Olawale

Some Nollywood actresses and other Lagos residents on Saturday besieged the new Lagos Fresh Food Agro-Hub in Idi-Oro, Mushin on Saturday to shop for fresh farm produce at farm gate prices.

The actresses included Fatia Williams, Sola Kosoko and her sister, Bidemi.

They spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the Saturday Food Fair organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture.

The fair was to create awareness about the market before it would become fully operational in six months.

They lauded the clean environment and calm ambience of the hub, describing the experience as awesome.

Williams said she was impressed by what she saw in the hub and urged the government to construct more of such hubs across the state.

“I’m happy to be here today. This is a very fantastic idea by the government and I urge them to do more.

“The hub is well organised with good location, and less rowdiness.

“When shopping here, you can move around freely and carry out your business without fear.

On her part, Kosoko said her shopping experience was seamless, stress-free and pocket-friendly adding that the government got the project right.

“My sister Bidemi and I were passing by and we saw the beautiful structure, our manager said that’s a new market in Mushin so, we decided to take a look.

“For me, this is an awesome experience, I have been shopping around here in a very conducive environment.”

“I want to encourage other state governors to emulate this; this is a very fantastic and laudable feat,” she said.

The Kosokos also advised market men and women to embrace a good maintenance culture to keep the place clean, neat and hygienic always.

Dr Bunmi Obakoya, a renowned businesswoman, also commended the state government for providing such a beneficial hub to ease the shopping experience.

Obakoya urged the government to continue to improve the services to attract more customers to the hub.

Another resident, Mrs Eunice Omoniyi, said her experience was worthwhile especially as the food hub also had security.

“I like what I have seen so far; as a senior citizen, shopping here is a great deal and I like it.”

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