The Lagos State Government has commenced the sales of Lake Rice at various outlets across the State in preparation for the coming Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Olayiwole Onasanya disclosed that Lake Rice is available for sale at sales centres across the State including the Agricultural Development Authority Complex, Oko-Oba; Lagos State Agriculture Inputs Supply Authority (LAISA), Ojo and the Blue Roof at LTV Complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja.
Onasanya also outlined other centres where the products are obtainable such as Temu Farm Service Center, Epe; Odogunyan Farm Service Center, Ikorodu; Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere; Ministry of Agriculture Area Office, Ajah and Mobolaji Johnson Sports Center, Rowe Park at Yaba.
He revealed that the price of a 50Kg bag of the Lake Rice is N14,000; 25kg bag is N7,000; while 10kg bag will sell for N3,000, warning that the Lake Rice should not be sold above the approved prices.
Dr. Onasanya reiterated the State Government’s commitment towards boosting food security in the State, stressing that Government would continue to ensure the adequate production and fair distribution of Lake Rice across the State with a view to making the product available to residents who visit designated sales centres for purchase.
While wishing Lagosians in particular and Nigerians in general a very happy Eid celebration, the Permanent Secretary assured that the State Government would continue to embark on agricultural policies and programmes that will enhance the availability of food in the State in line with the THEMES agenda of the Sanwo-Olu administration in the State.