Enterprise Television- Lagos State Extends Lake Rice Sale to Supermarkets, Malls
The Lagos State Government said it had extended the sale of LAKE Rice to supermarkets and shopping malls in the state to ensure the product is properly distributed throughout the state.
Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Oluwatoyin Suarau, during a meeting with representatives of shopping malls and supermarkets, said the Lagos State government extended participation to the high-end markets to ensure wider distribution and availability of the product in the state.
The ultimate goal of the state government was to stop importation of rice and ensure that only locally produced rice was consumed by residents. A committee was constituted to monitor the product in the market.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Olayiwole Onasanya, said the state would maintain the original price of N12,000 for 50kg and N6,000 for 25kg, but would offer commission to shopping malls and supermarkets to sell at the approved price and still make their gains.
Mr. Ayodeji Aluko of Super Saver Store said the move would provide an avenue of getting genuine rice as there were a lot of contraband rice brands in the country.