The Lagos State Government will commence the sale of 50kg bag of rice at N13, 000 beginning from December 15, the state Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, has said.
This, the Governor said, in a statement by his the Special Adviser on Food Security, Sanni Okanlawon, during the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry National Agriculture Stakeholders’ Summit.
He added that the rice would be available in all the 57 Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas of the state.
“Lake Rice is the acronym of both Lagos and Kebbi States joint product, which will be out to the public on December 15 at the rate of N13,000 per 50kg bag, as it is already subsidised by the government,” he said.
“To make it more available, the rice will be sold at the 57 LGAs and LCDAs for easy accessibility and to guard against unwanted persons diverting the product.
“The state government has put in place a committee that will ensure that Lagosians have the best Christmas celebration, that is why we are offering the wholesome and well packaged rice”, he added.