Lake Rice sale: Lagos residents besiege designated centres
More Lagos State residents on Tuesday besieged the centres designated by the State Government for the sale of Lake Rice as part of activities marking the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The State Government had last Thursday commenced the sale of the rice. 50kg of the rice is being sold for N12,000, 25kg for N6,000 and 10kg for N2500.
Aside the designated sale centres, the rice is now available for purchase at the secretariats of most of the 57 Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas.
Speaking at the Agricultural Development Authority in Agege which serves as a depot and sale centre for Lake Rice, the Administrative Officer of Oto-Awori LCDA, Mr Semande Ayeni, said the rice would be available for sale at the Council from Tuesday.
He said: “We were here Monday to take delivery of the rice to be sold at our Council and we will still come back to collect more once we exhaust the stock. The idea is that the State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, wants the people to get the rice in their areas without necessarily travelling far distance to buy it at the designated sale centres. Punch