In preparation for the Eid-El-Kabir, the Lagos State government will begin sale of Lake Rice today at designated centres.
Commissioner for Agriculture Oluwatoyin Suarau, who announced this yesterday at Alausa in Ikeja, said Governor Akinwumi Ambode approved some centres for distribution and sale of the rice.
The centres, he said, include the 57 local government and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), Agricultural Development Area Complex at Oko-Oba in Agege; LTV Blue Roof Complex at Agidingbi in Ikeja.
The commissioner said the prices remained at N12,000 for a 50 kilogramme bag, N6,000 for a 25 kilogramme bag and N2,500 for a 10 kilogramme bag.
According to him, the rice is for Lagos residents, irrespective of religion or tribe.
Suarau said the Ambode administration would continue to ensure adequate production and fair distribution of the rice, adding that it will also be made available to the people at accredited centres.
The commissioner said the government had started policies and programmes to enhance availability of food across the state.
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