Lagos commences sale of local rice

Luqmon Balogun, Lagos

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The Lagos State Government has commenced the sales of its popular brand of rice, Lake Rice, in preparation for the coming Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Olayiwole Onasanya said that the Lake Rice are available for sales at its sales centers across the State.

Food security
Dr Onasanya reiterated the State Government’s commitment towards boosting food security in the State.

He stressed that Government would continue to ensure the adequate production and fair distribution of the Lake Rice across the State with a view to ensuring its availability to the masses in the various designated sales centers.

He stressed that the price of a 50Kg bag of the Lake Rice is N14,000, 25kg bag is N7,000 while 10kg bag will go for N3, 000.

The Permanent Secretary warned that the Lake Rice should not be sold above the approved prices.

While wishing everyone a very happy Eid celebration, the Permanent Secretary assured that the State Government would continue to embark on agriculture policies and programmes.

He said this would enhance the availability of food in the State.

The sales centres according to him include; the Agriculture Development Authority Complex, Oko-Oba; Lagos State Agriculture Inputs Supply Authority (LAISA), Ojo and the Blue Roof at LTV Complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja.

Others are Temu Farm Service Center, Epe; Odogunyan Farm Service Center, Ikorodu; Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere; Ministry of Agriculture Area Office, Ajah and the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Center, Rowe Park at Yaba.

 

Sammie Idika