The Particular Adviser on Meals Safety to Governor Akinwumi Ambode, Mr. Sanni Okanlawan, mentioned that the rice would now be on sale from subsequent week
The authorities had deliberate to promote the rice at N13,000 per 50kg bag on the 57 Native Authorities and Native Council Improvement space headquarters from Dec. 15.
Okanlawon mentioned the federal government was putting in mechanisms for Lagosians to have a good time the most effective Yuletide with out hiccups posed by cash luggage.
He mentioned, “We’re understanding the modalities to be sure that what the federal government intends to promote at N13,000 was not hijacked and offered to Lagosians at N15,000, that’s what we don’t need.
“From all indications, hopefully, by subsequent week Lake Rice will probably be out, so, we would like all the things to be in place earlier than it’s out.”
LASG had on December eight promised that it was able to roll out Lake Rice on December 15 to Lagosians at N13,000 per 50 kg in the direction of the Yuletide celebrations.
The Particular Adviser made the disclosure through the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Trade Nationwide Agriculture Stakeholders Summit.
He mentioned, “Lake Rice is the acronym of each Lagos and Kebbi States joint product which will probably be out to the general public on Dec. 15 at a value of N13,000 per 50kg bag as it’s already subsidised by the federal government.
“To make it extra obtainable, the rice will probably be offered on the 57 LGA’s and LCDA’s for straightforward accessibility and to protect in opposition to undesirable individuals diverting the product, the state has put in place a committee.”
Lagos State had in March signed an MoU with the Kebbi State Authorities to provide rice paddy to be milled and packaged in Lagos State.