Lagos begins sale of Lake Rice for Christmas
Lagos State government says it has commenced the sale of its Lake Rice, in preparation for the Christmas celebration. During the formal flag-off of the sales yesterday, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, said the rice is available for sale at its sales centres across the state at the Agricultural Development Authority Complex, Oko-Oba; Lagos State Agriculture Inputs Supply Authority (LAISA), Ojo and the Blue Roof at LTV Complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja.
The Commissioner added that other centres are the Lake Rice Sales Center at Farm Service Center, Epe; Odogunyan Farm Service Center, Ikorodu; Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere; Farm Center, Ajah, Government Technical School, Ikotun; Farm Service Center, Badagry and Mobolaji Johnson Sports Center, Rowe Park at Yaba.He said the price of a 50kg bag is N17,000, while 25kg bag is N8,500 warning that the rice should not be sold above the approved prices.
Lawal reiterated the state’s commitment to boosting food security, stressing that government would continue to ensure the adequate production and fair distribution of the rice across the state with a view to ensuring its availability to the masses in the various designated sales centers in the state.
While wishing Lagosians in particular and Nigerians in general a very merry Christmas and happy new year in advance, the Commissioner assured that the state government would continue to embark on agricultural policies and programmes that would ensure food security, in line with the THEMES Developmental Agenda of the Sanwo-Olu’s administration.