COVID – 19: TGI Group Donates Food Items to Lagos Food Bank

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Tropical General Investments Group has donated food items including rice, soya oil and seasoning
cubes, as part of its efforts to support the Lagos state government in the fight against the COVID-19
pandemic.
At the presentation, TGI Group provided 200 bags of 50kg Big Bull Rice produced by its subsidiary –
WACOT Rice Limited in Argungu, Kebbi State, 2500 cartons of Golden Terra Oil and 3000 cartons of Terra
Seasoning Cubes, produced by subsidiaries West African Soy Industries Limited (WASIL) and West
African Cubes Limited (WACUB), both located in Sagamu.
Corporate Communications Manager, TGI Group, Rafiat Raji, in her address during the presentation of
items, stated “in view of the stay-at-home directive, it is clear that many Lagosians are facing one level
of hardship or the other. Therefore, we understand that it is a collective responsibility to provide
support for the less privileged among us, hence our contribution to the Lagos State food bank which will
provide succor to at least 20,000 families”.
Commissioner for Agriculture – Lagos State, Mr. Gbolahan Lawal, who received the items alongside the
Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Agriculture, Abisola Olusanya, on behalf of the state
government noted that the donation was a welcome development. He commended the efforts of TGI
Group in its timely response to partner with the state government in its intervention to provide food for
two hundred thousand households across three hundred and seventy-seven wards to cater for the most
vulnerable and indigent within the state in this period.
“This will also add to what we have in mind in terms if supporting our people. Our target is to reach
200,000 homes across Lagos, and distribution is already ongoing in multiple locations” Lawal said.
The group reassured the state Government of their commitment to keep supporting the state and
country on all fronts in order to flatten the curve of the Corona Virus pandemic.
Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group is an international investment and holding company with
diversified interests. Its corporate identity is based on respect for people, its communities and the
natural environment as it continuously seeks to support its communities during and beyond challenging
times.

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