In its continued bid to boost food security in Lagos, the State Government has launched a specially made bread from coconut called ‘The Eko Coconut Bread’ to serve over 22 million population of the State.
Special Adviser to the Lagos State Government on Food Security, Ganiyu Okanlawon, who launched the Eko Coconut Bread, noted that the production of the specially made bread from coconut is a demonstration of State government’s commitment to promote coconut value chain in the state.
“This development is a step in the right direction in realising the full potentials derivable from coconut and making the state a food secured place. Coconut has been scientifically proven to have a lot of medicinal values if consumed on regular basis,” he said.
Okanlawon while highlighting the benefit of coconut stated that coconut can be used for quick healing of wounds, cough and prevention of cancer, stressing that other product that can be produced from coconut aside bread include product such as coconut oil, coconut cream, soap, burundi, coconut water, hair cream, coconut body cream, coconut candy and many others.
He added that the inclusion of coconut into bread will go a long way in ensuring the consumption of coconut by a large number of the populace, saying that the consumption of coconut products is still very limited thus making the medicinal values less exploited.
The Special Adviser stated that the Eko Coconut Bread was produced by the Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA), adding that the bread is nutritious and delicious for consumption.