Joy, relief as Lagos Govt begins sale of Lake Rice to residents

The Lagos State Government has commenced the sale of Lake Rice in designated centres as announced for the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

In most of the sale centres visited on Thursday, residents were seen queuing up and buying the item in orderly manner.

50kg of the rice was sold for N12,000, 25kg for N6,000 and 10kg for N2500.

It was also observed that residents were allowed to buy just one bag each per person.

At the Agricultural Development Authority (ADA) in Agege, one of the designated sale centres, residents were seen buying the item.

The Agric Extension Officer in charge of Agege Depot, Ajayi Folayemi Musiliu said the State Government has more than enough rice to sell to residents, saying that adequate measures have been put in place to ensure hitch-free sales exercise.

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