The Lagos State Government on Friday introduce a special loaf wey them make from coconut, wey the name na `Eko Coconut Bread’ to promote the coconut value chain for the state.
The Eko Coconut Bread na product of the Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) for Badagry, Lagos.
Mr Ganiyu Okanlawon, Special Adviser to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode on Food Security, wey be say him also represent the governor for the occasion say the production of the loaf demonstrate the state government commitment to boost food security for the state.
In quote him say,
“The production of the specially-made loaf from coconut is a demonstration of the state government’s commitment to promote the coconut value chain in the state.
“This development is a step in the right direction in realising the full potential derivable from coconut and making the state a food secured place,’’ he said.
Okanlawon say Coconut get plenty medicinal value according to scientists when person consume am on regular basis.
According to him in quote too,
‘Coconut can be used for quick healing of wounds, cough and the prevention of cancer.’
“ However, the consumption of coconut products is still limited thus making its medicinal value less exploited.
“But with the introduction of coconut in bread production, it will go a long way in ensuring the consumption of coconut by a large proportion of the populace,’’ he said.
Okanlawon list coconut oil, coconut cream, soap, coconut water, hair cream, coconut body cream, coconut candy and many others, as other products wey you fit produce from coconut, apart from bread.