The Lagos State Government on Wednesday confirmed that at least 30 trailer load of the LAKE RICE has arrived the State ahead of the commencement of the sale on Thursday.
The State’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Toyin Suarau while speaking to journalists, said that the Government has made adequate arrangement for easy purchase LAKE RICE. “This present administration has made the necessary logistics in place. Trailers are coming into the State with the rice. As we speak, there are over 30 trailer loads in Lagos, by Friday it would be about 40, by next week it would be up to 70 trucks and even after the Sallah period, there would be more coming into the State,” the Commissioner said.
According to him, the Rice would be on sale across the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas, saying that the decision was to ensure that residents can get it without travelling far distance. He said the rice would also be available at LTV Blue Roof Complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja and the State’s Agricultural Development Authority Complex in Oko-Oba, Agege. The prices still remain the same as N12,000 for 50kg bag, N6, 000 for 25kg and N2, 500 for 10kg.
The Commissioner also expressed optimism that with the up-scaling of the Imota Rice Milling Plant from 2.5 metric tons to 16 metric tons per hour, expected to be up and running by next year, the production of LAKE RICE would be done in the State to ensure availability of the product all year round.