Lagos State Government has commenced the sale of LAKE Rice in preparation for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration says Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary Dr. Olayiwole Onasanya.
The rice is available at sales points across the state. Some of the sales points include: 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.
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.
Onasanya 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.
He warned that the rice should not be sold above the approved prices.
The Permanent Secretary 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. He 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.