Lagos State government: 50kg Bag of rice is now N17,000, N8,500

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday commenced the sale of its popular brand of rice, Lake Rice, in preparation for the Yuletide.

The Commissioner for Agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal, said in a statement that the rice was available for sale in centres across the state.

He said a 50 kilogramme bag of Lake Rice costs N17,000, while the 25kg bag would be sold for N8,500, warning that the commodity should not be sold above the approved prices.

Lawal said the rice was available at the Agricultural Development Authority Complex, Oko-Oba; Lagos State Agriculture Inputs Supply Authority, Ojo; and the Blue Roof at LTV Complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja.

The commissioner outlined other centres such as the Lake Rice Sales Centre at Farm Service Centre, Epe; Odogunyan Farm Service Centre, Ikorodu; Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere and Farm Centre, Ajah.

The rice can also be bought at Government Technical School, Ikotun; Farm Service Centre, Badagry and the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park, Yaba.

Lawal said the state government remained committed to boosting food security in Lagos.

He said the government would continue to ensure adequate production and fair distribution of Lake Rice, with a view to ensuring its availability to the masses in the various designated sale centres across the state.

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