The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, said it flooded the state with bags of Lake Rice on account of skyrocketing prices of other rice products in the market.
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The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Oluwatoyin Suarau, stated this while reviewing distribution report of the product, adding that it was now available at retail outlets, markets, super markets and stores across the state.
Saura said, “It is in a bid to ensure availability of LAKE Rice product in every part of Lagos that the government sought the participation of major rice distributors, shopping malls and supermarkets in the distribution of the product.”
He added, “The ultimate goal of the government is to stop importation of rice and ensure that only locally-produced rice is consumed by residents.”