Categories: News

Lagos to start selling N13000 rice next week

  • Following the ban on the importation of foreign rice and high market prices, Lagos to sell cheaper, homemade rice to residents

The Lagos State Government on Friday said it could not commence the sale of its Lake Rice on December 15 as earlier planned to ensure that plots to hijack the project was averted.

The Special Adviser on Food Security to Governor Akinwumi Ambode, Mr. Sanni Okanlawan, said that the rice would now be on sale as from next week.

The government had planned to sell the rice at N13,000 per 50kg bag at the 57 Local Government and Local Council Development area headquarters from Dec. 15.

Okanlawon said the government was installing mechanisms for Lagosians to celebrate the best Yuletide without hiccups posed by money bags.

He said, “We are working out the modalities to make sure that what the government intends to sell at N13,000 was not hijacked and sold to Lagosians at N15,000, that is what we do not want.

“From all indications, hopefully, by next week Lake Rice will be out, so, we want everything to be in place before it is out.”

LASG had on December 8 promised that it was ready to roll out Lake Rice on December 15 to Lagosians at N13,000 per 50 kg towards the Yuletide celebrations.

The Special Adviser made the disclosure during the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry National Agriculture Stakeholders Summit.

He said, “Lake Rice is the acronym of both Lagos and Kebbi States joint product which will be out to the public on Dec. 15 at a cost of N13,000 per 50kg bag as it is already subsidised by the government.

“To make it more available, the rice will be sold at the 57 LGA’s and LCDA’s for easy accessibility and to guard against unwanted persons diverting the product, the state has put in place a committee.”

Lagos State had in March signed an MoU with the Kebbi State Government to produce rice paddy to be milled and packaged in Lagos State.

Lagos to start selling N13000 rice next week was last modified: December 17th, 2016 by News Agency of Nigeria
News Agency of Nigeria

News Agency of Nigeria is the primary news content provider for Nigeria’s newspapers, electronic media and bloggers.Established by the Nigerian Government via Decree 19 in 1976,

Share
Published by
News Agency of Nigeria
Tags: ambodelagosrice

Recent Posts

We’ve no hidden $470.5m, N8bn in commercial banks – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has no hidden 470.5 million dollars and N8 billion in any commercial…

6 hours ago

Forex market: CBN provides $317.52m, CNY58.40m for agric, raw materials

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Friday, provided 317.52 million dollars and 58.40 million Chinese Yuan (CNY) to customers…

6 hours ago

Ambode directs state public works to fix Lagos roads in 4 weeks

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has directed the state Public Works Corporation to fix potholes on major and inner…

8 hours ago

Osun People shout “Ole” at Tinubu/Aregbesola’s Convoy in Osogbo (WATCH)

According to Maiyegun's library, The video below allegedly shows residents of Osun state screaming 'Ole' which means 'thief' at the…

9 hours ago

BREAKING: Senator Stella Oduah dumps APGA for PDP (DETAILS)

Senator Stella Oduah has dumped the All Progressives' Grand Alliance (APGA) for a return to the People's Democratic Party (PDP)…

9 hours ago

250 flood victims in Enugu State get relief materials

No fewer than 250 victims of flood and other natural disasters in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State have…

12 hours ago