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LASG to roll out “Lake Rice” at N13,000 on December 15



lake-riceThe Lagos State Government on Thursday said it was ready to roll out Lake Rice on December 15 to Lagosians at N13,000 per 50 kg for the Yuletide celebrations.

Sanni Okanlawan, Special Adviser on Food Security to Governor Akinwumi Ambode, made the disclosure in Lagos during the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) National Agriculture Stakeholders Summit.

Okanlawan said that sales of the rice would be made at all the 57 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state to ensure proper distribution.

“Lake Rice is the acronym of both Lagos and Kebbi States joint product which will be out to the public on December 15 at the rate of N13,000 per 50kg bag as it is already subsidised by the government.

To make it more available, the rice will be sold at the 57 LGAs and LCDAs for easy accessibility and to guard against unwanted persons diverting the product.

The state government has put in place a committee that will ensure that Lagosians have the best Christmas celebration, that is why we are offering the wholesome and well packaged rice,’’ Okanlawan said.

The special adviser also said that the state had established a Department of Agribusiness, an Agriculture Trust Fund and Commodity Exchange Market to be set up soon.

The government’s efforts were in alignment with the Federal Government’s diversification drive from a mono-economy to a diversified economy.


  1. OA

    December 8, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    I sha hope it’s not “plastic” rice.

    • Marlvina

      December 9, 2016 at 12:20 am

      ? I keep hearing about the imported plastic rice from China. Hmm! God help us. These days tho, to be on the safe side, I only go for my abakaliki or basmati rice. I can’t shout abeg.

    • A

      December 9, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      It is the basmati rice u should be weary of, they are the ones that are mostly plastic.

    • Bimbo

      December 9, 2016 at 10:16 am

      Don’t worry , just don’t buy it. I wonder how lagos state will collude with kebbi state to make plastic rice ?

  2. wapbullet

    December 9, 2016 at 1:10 am

    anbode they rule

  3. mr gidi

    December 9, 2016 at 2:02 am

    nice update

  4. MamaLee

    December 9, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I hope these local government will make the rice available for people, they may want to use this as business for people who will buy in bulk and resell for higher price to the public . special adviser please take note.

  5. Fille

    December 9, 2016 at 10:17 am

    That’s great move!

  6. Mo'Diva

    December 9, 2016 at 12:25 pm



    December 10, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Please, reserve your comments until after consuming this product. This is a welcome development between Lagos and Kebbi State governments.

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