Lagos Government has announced that it will begin the sales of lake rice on Thursday, August 24 in various centres across the state ahead of the forthcoming Eid-ul-adha celebration this year 2017.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Hon Oluwatoyin Suarau, who disclosed in his office in the Alausa Ikeja, states that the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwumi Ambode has approved some centres for the distribution and sales of the rice.
These include the 57 Local Government and Local Council Development Areas; the Agricultural Development Area Complex, Oko-oba, Agege; LTV Blue Roof Complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja, and other designated centers across the state.
He restated that the prices remained the same as N12,000 for 50kg bag, N6,000 for 25kg , and N2,500 for 10kg.
According to the commissioner, the rice is for all Lagosians, irrespective of their religion or tribes.
He reiterated that the present administration will continue to ensure adequate production and a fair price.