lagos—Ahead of the Sallah celebration by Muslim faithful, the Lagos state government will resume sales of LAKE rice at approved retail outlets across the state from today.
The state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Oluwatoyin Susrau, disclosed this at the weekend, while reviewing modalities for distribution of the product across the State.
He explained that the sale of the product is part of government’s commitment to ensure that residents scale through the current economic recession.
While giving the assurances of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration to do all it could to achieve food security and create more jobs through the State, Suarau stressed that sales of the product is auspicious especially with regards to the forthcoming Eid-el-fitr celebration.
He said the rice which has been subsidized by State government will be available at different sizes and at approved outlets.
“This will make the product affordable for the average resident. The rice is fresh and safe for consumption,” he said
The Commissioner listed the approved sales outlets to include; Lagos State Agric Input Supply Authority Centres at Ojo, Ajah, Odogunyan in Ikorodu, and Epe and the secretariats of all the 57 local government and local council Development Areas in the state.
Lake Rice will also be available for sale at the Agricultural Development Area Complex Oko-Oba, Agege; LTV Complex Agidingbi; State Universal Basic Education Board, Maryland; Government Technical College, Idimu-Alimosho and the Eko Farmers Mart Surulere.
Sarau that the prices of the product has not changed, as the 50kg bag will sell for N12,000 while the 25kg and 10kg will sell for N6,000, and N2,500 respectively.