The governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved sales of Lake Rice for the yuletide festivities. Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Oluwatoyin Suarau, who disclosed this in his office yesterday, assured residents that the present administration would continue to ensure adequate production and a fair distribution of the rice across the state.
He added that the product would be made available to the masses at the various accredited centers in the state during the festive period. The Commissioner noted that the need to ensure that Lake Rice circulated into the nooks and crannies of the state was key in the state government’s drive to attain food sufficiency, stressing that food production and self-sufficiency had been given priority attention at State’s policy and strategic levels.
Surau while noting that the price of the rice had not changed, stressed that State government would continue to maintain the price of the product to make it affordable citizens. Suarau said: “Residents can buy the product from the Lagos Television (LTV) Complex, Agidingbi-Ikeja; Farm Service Centre Odogunyan- Ikorodu; Farmers Mart Surulere; Agric Input Supply Authority (LAISA) Ojo; Agricultural Development Authority (ADA) Oko Oba, Agege; Farmers Mart, Ajah and Farm Service Centre, Temu-Epe.”