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Lagos State and France’s Rungis International Market Forge Partnership for Food and Logistics Hub Project

Boom RadioNG | June 21, 2024

Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria, recently met with the leadership of Rungis International Market in Paris, France, to discuss collaboration on the Lagos Food and Logistics Hub project. This initiative signifies a significant step towards enhancing food systems in Lagos.

Exploring Synergies and Collaborative Opportunities

The Governor’s discussions with Rungis International Market, the world’s second-largest wholesale food market, centered around the critical role markets play in navigating the complexities of modern food systems. Both parties explored potential collaborations for the Lagos Food and Logistics Hub project.

Lagos State and France’s Rungis International Market Forge Partnership for Food and Logistics Hub Project

Building a Strategic and Technical Partnership

The Governor’s visit to Rungis International Market marked the beginning of a meaningful strategic and technical partnership. This collaboration aims to facilitate the development and operationalization of the Lagos Food and Logistics Hub project.

Key Stakeholders Involved

The meeting involved prominent figures, including Stephane Layani (Chairman and CEO of Semmaris), Bertrand Ambrouse (Director of the International Business Unit at Rungis Market), Timothée Witkowski (Head of International Projects at Semmaris-Rungis Market), Prince S.J. Samuel (Chairman of Origin Group), Abisola Olusanya (Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture), Dr. Omotola Fashola (Special Adviser on Agriculture to the Governor), and Mr. Olaniwun Gbolabo Owolabi (Executive Assistant on Agriculture to the Governor).

Lagos State and France’s Rungis International Market Forge Partnership for Food and Logistics Hub Project

Looking Forward: A Brighter Future for Food Security in Lagos

This strategic partnership paves the way for a more efficient and robust food system in Lagos. The Lagos Food and Logistics Hub project, inspired by the success of Rungis International Market, holds immense potential to improve food security, distribution, and access for Lagosians.

Written by Boom RadioNG

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