ELD-EL-FITR Celebration: Lagos Assures Residents Of Availability Of Lake Rice

 ELD-EL-FITR Celebration: Lagos Assures Residents Of Availability Of Lake Rice

Lagosians with the LAKE Rice after being bought at one of the designated centres on Thursday, August 24, 2017.

The Lagos State Government has assured residents of the availability of Lake Rice at various approved sales centres and accredited shops and stalls in preparation for the forthcoming Eid-El-Fitri celebration.

Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Oluwatoyin Suarau who stated this today while reviewing reports from various sales centres and accredited distributors noted that the State government will continue to ensure adequate production and a fair distribution of the rice across the State.

Suarau stated that residents can get the product from Farm Service Centre, Temu-Epe; Farm Service Centre Odogunyan-Ikorodu; Agric Input Supply Authority (LAISA) Ojo; Agricultural Development Authority (ADA) Oko Oba, Agege; Lagos Television (LTV) Complex, Agidingbi-Ikeja and other designated centers and accredited distributors across the State.

He emphasized that the ultimate goal of the State government on production and marketing of LAKE rice is to stop importation of rice and ensure that only locally produced rice is consumed by residents.

The Commissioner while noting that Lake Rice is of good quality explained that the product always go through different quality analysis assessment before being released to the market for consumption.

“Our LAKE Rice is of good quality. The major difference between LAKE Rice and imported rice is that the imported has a minimum storage of five to six years storage life span, but LAKE Rice is fresh and wholesome”, He said.

While noting that the prices of the product has not changed, Suarau said that the 50kg bag of Lake Rice is sold for N12,000 while the 25kg and 10kg is being sold at N6,000, and N2,500 respectively.

Tolani Giwa

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