Lagos State Govt to create 650 jobs, businesses through food festival


The Lagos State Government has said the Lagos Food Festival will create 650 job opportunities and business links for residents.

The Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, said this on Wednesday in Lagos, adding that the festival scheduled to hold in December, would feature celebrity chefs, the biggest fish auction, games and culinary competitions.

She said, “The Lagos Food Festival is an offshoot of the erstwhile annual Seafood Festival where the state celebrated its seafood varieties spiced up with other exciting activities, taking into cognisance other value chains where the state has comparative and competitive advantage.

“About 150 direct and indirect jobs will be created as a result of increased marketing opportunities, setup and dismantling of equipment for the festival. In addition, 500 induced business links are expected to be established to supply fresh and processed seafood after the festival.”

Olusanya further explained that the event would stimulate the interest of investors in food business and develop a network among stakeholders.

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