The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday inaugurated the a lot anticipated Lagos-Kebbi Rice (LAKE Rice), saying a person would solely be allowed to buy a bag so it might go spherical.
The governor, who inaugurated the rice alongside together with his Kebbi State counterpart, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, on the Lagos Home, Ikeja, added that the partnership which culminated into the manufacturing of the rice was designed to make sure meals safety and showcase the power of Nigeria to turn into a producing nation.
Ambode stated, “As we speak is a historic day for Lagos and Kebbi states. In March 2016, we got here along with an understanding that we wish to come out with what’s made in Nigeria. This partnership will, within the nearest future, result in an enlargement of manufacturing of the rice.
“Whereas the 50 kilogrammes of Lake Rice will promote for N12,000, 25kg will go for N6,000 and 10kg for N2,500. For now, a person will solely be allowed to buy a bag to allow it to go spherical.”
He recommended President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting the collaboration between Lagos and Kebbi states, saying the Federal Authorities had donated two rice mills to the states to extend the manufacturing of rice subsequent yr.
Additionally talking, Bagudu, stated the partnership was a affirmation of each state governments’ dedication to the agenda of creating Nigeria a giant market in Africa.
He stated whereas Kebbi State had comparative benefit within the space of rice manufacturing, Lagos might boast the most important consumption market.
“I’m happy with this three way partnership. We are able to do extra with different commodities like cocoa, soya beans and sorghum,” Bagudu stated.
Earlier, the Particular Adviser to the Governor on Meals Safety, Ganiyu Sanni, mentioned the rice can be collected after fee at designated banks or by means of Level Of Service cost, whereas a person would solely be allowed to purchase one bag at a time.
Sanni mentioned the rice could be out there on the market in Lagos East Senatorial District on the Odogunyan Farm Service Centre in Ikorodu, Temu Farm Service Centre in Epe, Naforiji City Corridor in Eredo, Magbon Alade College in Ibeju and SUBEB premises in Maryland.
The Particular Adviser to the Governor mentioned the rice could be obtainable on the market in Lagos West at LSADA Farm Service Centre, Oko-Baba in Agege, LAISA in Ojo, Coconut Home in Mowo, Farm Service Centre, Marina, in Badagry and Ikeja Grammar Faculty in Oshodi.
Based on him, in Lagos Central, the rice shall be accessible on the market at Agric Space Workplace in Ajah, LASTMA Works Yard in Adeniji/Freeman, Lagos Island, Alakoto Senior Excessive College, Tolu in Ajegunle, Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere and Mobolaji Johnson Sports activities Centre (Rowe Park) in Yaba.
He mentioned officers of the committee arrange by authorities to watch the sale could be current in any respect the centres from Tuesday, whereas fee might be made to financial institution officers on the centres, after which the product can be given to patrons.
He stated, “We’re about 22 million individuals in Lagos State and we imagine there’s a want for the federal government to be sure that each particular person is given the chance to purchase the rice as promised earlier in order that presently of the Yuletide, everyone can have alternative to purchase as a result of the costs of the rice elsewhere are exorbitant.”
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