Much to the relief of Lagos residents most of whom are groaning under the weight of the recent economic downturn in the country, the state government has announced resumption of sale of LAKE Rice.
Recall that the Lagos State Government has in partnership with the Kebbi State Government embarked on massive rice production by cultivating huge rice fields in Kebbi State. The tag given to the rice output from the joint venture is given the first two letters from the name of each state hence the name LAKE Rice
According to the Lagos State Commissioner of Agriculture, Mr Oluwatoyin Suarau, measures have been put in place to ensure fair distribution of the rice across the state. He added that the prices of the rice have not changed as a 50kg bag is still N12,000, and 25kg and 10kg is still pegged at N6,000 and N2,500 respectively.
Lagos state government has resumes sales of LAKE RICE – The rice is a result of partnership by Lagos and Kebbi states – A 50kg bag will sell for N12,000 while each bag of the 25kg and 10kg are going to be sold for N6,000 and N2,500 respectively The Lagos state Government(LASG) said it would resume the sales of LAKE Rice at approved retail outlets across the state from Monday, June 19, ahead of the Eid-el-fitr.
Mr. Suarau listed the rice sales outlets as Lagos state Agric Input Supply Authority Centres at Ojo, Ajah, Odogunyan in Ikorodu, and Epe; the secretariats of all the 57 local government and local council development areas of Lagos State; the Agricultural Development Area Complex at Oko-Oba, Agege; LTV8 Complex in Agidingbi; the State Universal Basic Education Board complex at Maryland; the Government Technical College premises at Idimu-Alimosho as well as the Eko Farmers Mart, in Surulere.
The commissioner said that the state government is concerned about the welfare of its people and will continue to cater for their needs to the best of its ability.