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The people of Lagos rushing Lake rice

The people of Lagos on Thursday crowded the centres where the state government’s “Lake Rice’’ is being sold for N12,000 for a 50kg bag and N6,000 for 25kg.The Ambode government commenced the sale of the rice on Wednesday in centres across the 57 local governments and local council development areas.Lake Rice is a product of the joint agricultural venture between Lagos State and Kebbi State Governments, designed to ensure food security and showcase Nigeria’s ability to become a rice producing nation.The name Lake Rice is borne out of the acronyms of the state with LA standing for Lagos and KE for Kebbi.Governors Ambode and Bagudu launch Lake RiceGovernors Ambode and Bagudu launch Lake RiceMr Sanni Okanlawan, the Special Adviser on Food Security to Gov. Akinwumi Ambode told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the government was fulfiling its promise of giving residents a blissful Yuletide.Okanlawan told NAN that the price of the rice was reduced N12,000 from N13,000 to ensure that Lagosians had access to it for an enjoyable Christmas celebration.“We are happy to inform Lagosians that the Lake rice is out and available at the various local government areas and local council development areas.“A 50kg bag is currently selling at N12,000 that is a huge discount considering the price of rice at retail markets.That shows how eager the state government is to give its folks the best.“So, we urge everybody to go to those locations to get their bags from today,’’ Okanlawan said.The special adviser, however, said he could not confirm the number of trailer loads at each sales point but assured that they were enough to go round.

Governor Ambode and Bagudu launch Lake Rice

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