A video showing the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, cooking alongside Hazel Onoduenyi, popularly known as Whitemoney, has triggered mixed reactions on social media. In the video, Governor Sanwo-Olu and Whitemoney, the 2021 BBNaija winner, are seen in black aprons as they prepare the food.
While the Lagos state governor is stirring the food, Whitemoney is seen applying some seasonings to the admiration of the crowd. The Lagos Food Festival 2021 holding on Sunday, December 12, at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos, is themed “A Taste of Lagos”.
The festival, according to the commissioner for agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanyato, is to stimulate local and foreign investors’ interest in the food business.
Meanwhile, Governor Sanwo-Olu in a statement on his verified Facebook page has said he assumed the role of a chef as he assisted the guest chef, Whitemoney, to cook a Lagos delicacy made from onion, smoked fish, mixed granules of bonga fish, cray fish, pepper and seasoning. He added: “The Food Festival was put together by the Ministry of Agriculture to exhibit local delicacies and agricultural commodities produced in Lagos for the international market. “I encouraged the sellers to take advantage of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) to grow their businesses, noting that part of the event’s objectives was to boost the entrepreneurial spirit of the residents.
“Our administration is very committed to promoting the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and we will continually carry out reforms to ensure the ease of doing business in Lagos.”
“Well as much I’m hurt by Lekki killings I will say that Sanwo-Olu is indirectly asking for forgiveness. I love the public attitude of the governor. And however maybe his strategy will help him win back the souls of the living most especially Lagos state/southern Nigeria youths.”
The reality star had travelled to the state for the coronation that saw a number of people gather around him. In the video spotted on Instagram, Whitemoney donned the Isi Agwu outfit and matched it with a red cap that had two white feathers on it.