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Lake rice: Lagos signs agreement with distributors

Lake rice: Lagos signs pact with distributors

To ensure even and fair distribution of LAKE Rice Lagos State Government has sought the participation of major rice distributors and signed agreement with the distributors in the transportation, distribution and marketing of LAKE rice.

Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Food Security Mr. Ganiyu Okanlawon who signed on behalf of the Lagos State Government said the agreement would ensure that residents get LAKE rice not just from designated centres but also from the open market at the official government price.

Okanlawon explained that the agreement which is valid for one year in the first instance and may be extended by mutual agreement in writing for additional period involves major distributors in various rice markets in the State which have the capacity to receive and distribute large tonnes of LAKE Rice during after the yuletide season.

“The distributors shall transport and market LAKE Rice, engage in equitable distribution of the product by avoiding hoarding and other sharp practices and ensure all year round continuous and equitable distribution of LAKE rice”, he said.

Noting that the need to ensure availability of the product to citizens is key in the State’s drive to attain food sufficiency, the Special Adviser stated that food production and self-sufficiency have been given priority attention at State’s policy and strategic level

Okanlawon, who implored the distributors not to default in the agreement assured the distributors of Lagos State Government commitment to keep its end of the bargain.

Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Olayiwole Onansanya explained the agreement sets out the terms upon which the parties will co-operate with each other for execution of the scheme.

He added that the state government will verify claims of address and warehouse or shops of the distributors, approve all business plans before implementation and conduct regular monitoring visits with respect to capacity and effectiveness of the distributor.

Responding on behalf of the distributors, the Iyaloja of Dalako Rice Market, Mrs. Ibilola Sholaja thanked the State government for the opportunity given to distributors to be part of history in the sales of LAKE rice.

She assured the State government that distributors will abide by the terms of the agreement.


Lagos resumes sales of Lake Rice to celebrate Sallah

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 .