A group, Movement for Disable Right Forum (MFDRF), has urged Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, to establish Consumer Shops in each of the 20 local government areas (LGs) and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state to enable Lagosians buy foodstuffs at a low cost.
Coordinator of the movement, Kehinde Oshilaja, made the call in a letter addressed to the governor.
He said the call became necessary as a way of addressing the current recession and also to put a stop at the escalating prices of food items in Lagos.
He recalled that such approach was adopted during the administration of former Governor Lateef Jakande when austerity measures were introduced by the then Federal Government.
“In this time of economic recession, the Lagos State government should emulate the above wisdom used by our past leader.
“Marketing board should be established along with price control body in order to reduce the escalating price of food items we are experiencing,” Oshilaja said.
He added that Alhaji Jakande, as a progressive governor established consumer shops in each local government that made the people to buy foodstuffs at cheaper rate.