The Babajide Sanwo Olu-led Lagos State Government has commenced the sales of the popular Lake Rice in preparation for the 2019 Eid-ul-Adha, slated for Sunday, August 11 and expected to run till Tuesday, August 13.
According to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Olayiwola Onasanya in a statement released earlier this week, the price of a 50Kg bag of rice is N14,000, while the 25kg and 10kg bags go for N7, 000 and N3, 000 respectively, with the warning that the Lake Rice should not be sold above the approved prices.
Dr Onasanya noted that the Lake Rice are available for sales at its sales centers 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.
The Permanent Secretary added that other centers are the Lake Rice Sales Center at Temu Farm Service Center, Epe; Odogunyan Farm Service Center, Ikorodu; Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere; Ministry of Agriculture Area Office, Ajah and the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Center, Rowe Park at Yaba.
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 the Lake Rice across the State with a view to ensuring its availability to the masses in the various designated sales centers in the State.
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