Lagos State government on Tuesday commenced the sale of its popular brand of rice, LakeRice, in preparation for the coming yuletide celebrations with the formal flag-off exercise by the Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal.
Lawal, while flagging off the exercise, said the Lake Rice is available for sale in centres across the state.
According to him, the centres include the Agricultural Development Authority Complex, Oko-Oba, Lagos State Agriculture Inputs Supply Authority (LAISA), Ojo and the Blue Roof at LTV Complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja.
He outlined other centres such as the Lake Sale Centre at Farm Service Centre, Epe, Odogunyan Farm Service Centre, Ikorodu, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Farm Centre, Ajah, Government Technical School, Ikotun, Farm Service Centre, Badagry and the Mobolaji Johnson SportsCentre, Rowe Park, Yaba.
He stated that a 50kg bag of Lake Rice costs N17,000, while the 25kg bag will be sold for N8,500, warning that the commodity should not be sold above the approved prices.
Reiterating that the state government remained committed to boosting food security in Lagos, Lawal stressed that the government would continue to ensure adequate production and fair distribution of the product with a view to ensuring its availability to the masses in the various designated sales centres across the state.
While wishing Lagosians in particular and Nigerians in general, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance, the commissioner assured that the state government would continue to embark on agricultural policies and programmes to ensure food security in the state in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of the present administration.