As part of its commitment to boost food security in the state, the Lagos state Government is set to commence another batch of sales of Lake Rice in preparation for the forthcoming Eid-El-Kabir celebration. The sales of rice have been scheduled to commence on Thursday 24th August 2017 in various centers across the state.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Hon Oluwatoyin Suarau disclosed in his office in the Ministry of Agriculture Alausa Ikeja that present administration, has since inception, embarked on agricultural policies and programs that will enhance the availability of food in the state and will always remain committed to ensuring that the state remains a food secured place.
He added that the present administration will continue to ensure adequate production and a fair distribution of the rice across the state as it will be made available to the masses in the various accredited centers in the state.
The Commissioner stated further that the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwumi Ambode has approved the following Centers for the distribution and sales of Lake rice; the 57 Local Government and Local Council Development Areas; the Agricultural Development Authority Complex Oko-oba, Agege; LTV Blue Roof Complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja, and other designated centers across the state.
Finally, he added that the prices still remain thesame as 50kg bag of Lake Rice will be sold for N12,000, 25kg for N6,000, and 10kg for N2,500. Suarau noted that the rice is for all Lagosian irrespective of their religion or tribe.