Sallah: LASG resumes sales of LAKE Rice
The Lagos State Government said it would resume the sales of LAKE Rice at approved retail outlets across the state from Monday , June 19 , ahead of the Eid – el – fitr .
The state ’ s Commissioner for Agriculture , Mr Oluwatoyin Suarau , said this on Sunday while reviewing the modalities for the distribution of the rice across the state .
Suarau said that the sales would be part of the state government ’ s commitment to ensure food security and help residents sail through the current economic recession.
According to him , the rice which has been subsidised to ensure affordability is fresh and safe for consumption.
“ The selling of the rice is auspicious , especially , with regards to the forthcoming Eid – el – fitr.
“ The ministry will ensure a fair distribution of the rice across the state and ensure that the product is available during the festive period .
“’The prices of the product have not changed : a 50 kg bag will sell for N12 , 000 while each bag of the 25 kg and 10 kg are going to be sold for N6 , 000 and N2 , 500 respectively , ’’ 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 .
Other will include the secretariats of all the 57 local government and local council development areas in the state .
He said they would also be available at the Agricultural Development Area Complex at Oko – Oba, Agege ; LTV8 Complex in Agidingbi; the State Universal Basic Education Board complex at Maryland ; the Government Technical College premises at Idimu – Alimosho and the Eko Farmers Mart , in Surulere .