The Lagos State Government has stated that it is open to collaboration with the Kingdom of Denmark to ensure food security in the state.

Speaking at Alausa on Tuesday during a courtesy visit by the Consul General and Head of Trade of the Kingdom of Denmark, Ms Jette Bjerrum, to Round House, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, noted that the request for food in Lagos has become enormous owing to its large population.

Noting that the state has always had a relationship with the Kingdom of Denmark, the governor stressed that agriculture is a major focus in his THEMES+ Agenda, hence the need for such a partnership.

“Lagos, which happens to be the smallest state in Nigeria in terms of land mass, hosts the highest population and as such, the request for food becomes enormous,” Sanwo-Olu added.

He further stated that one of the things the state wants to do is to track the agricultural produce that comes in, and from where, so that it can reduce the cost of food to the people and the quality of such stuff, which is part of his government’s food security initiative.

On the forthcoming Nordic Nigeria Connect Event, coming up in November, Sanwo-Olu urged the country to provide a better understanding of the participating companies so that Lagos would know which sector would be of benefit to the tate.

Earlier in her remarks, Consul General and Head of Trade of the Kingdom of Denmark, Ms Bjerrum stated that it is very important for the Kingdom to understand the agenda of the Lagos State Government ahead of the Nordic Nigeria Connect event.

She noted that both the Danish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs, Sune Krostrup, and herself toured Denmark two weeks ago, “where we have been talking to institutional investors, and companies and we met with Ministers in Denmark, to answer to the invitation of the Nigerian President where he promised that Nigeria is open for business.