EID-EL-KABIR: LAGOS STATE GOVT RESUMES SALE OF LAKE RICE

Lagos State Government have said announced the commencement of sale of Lake Rice on Thursday, August 24. The rice which is a result of partnership between Lagos and Kebbi states with the prices as low as #12,000 for 50kg bag, #6,000 for 25kg and #2,500 for 10kg would be available for sale ahead Eid-el-Kabir.

Mr Oluwatoyin Suarau, the state Commissioner for Agriculture, said sales outlets of the commodity would be established across the state. He said the move was part of government’s commitment toward ensuring food security in the state.  He said ‘the present administration, through its agricultural and programmes, will always remain com mitted to ensuring that the state remains a food secured place. We will continue to ensure adequate production and a fair distribution of the rice across the state as it will be made available to the masses in the various accredited centres in the state’.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the following centers for the distribution and sale of Lake Rice- the 57 Local Government and Local Council Development Areas and the Agricultural Development Area Complex in Oko-Oba, Agege.

The commissioner also said that the Lake rice will be available also at LTV Blue Roof Complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja.

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