Lagos begins sale of LAKE Rice

August 6, 2019
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Lagos State Government is today beginning the sale of LAKE Rice, in preparation for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary Dr. Olayiwole Onasanya has said.

He said the rice is available at sale centres across the state, including Agricultural Development Authority Complex, Oko-Oba, Lagos State Agriculture Inputs Supply Authority (LAISA), Ojo and the Blue Roof at Lagos Television (LTV) complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja.

The permanent secretary added that other centres are Temu Farm Service Centre, Epe; Odogunyan Farm Service Centre, Ikorodu; Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere; Ministry of Agriculture Area Office, Ajah and Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park, Yaba.

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He said the price of a 50kg bag of the rice is N14,000, 25kg bag costs N7,000, while 10kg bag goes for N3, 000. Onasanya said the rice should not be sold above the approved prices.

He reiterated the government’s commitment towards boosting food security, saying it would ensure adequate production and fair distribution of the item across the state with a view to ensuring its availability to the masses.

While wishing Lagosians in particular and Nigerians in general a very happy Eid celebration, the permanent secretary said the government would embark on agricultural policies and programmes that would enhance availability of food, in line with the Traffic Management & Transportation, Health, Environment, Education & Technology (THEMES) agenda of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.

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