The Lagos State Government on Friday constituted a monitoring team to ensure a hitch-free distribution of LAKE Rice to the citizens.

The Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture, Tunbosun Ogunbanwo said that the committee includes some members of the State Executive.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture said Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode set up the monitoring team, following a partnership agreement signed recently with major rice distributors in the state.

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Onasanya said: “You will recall that the State Government recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with major rice distributors from Daleko, Mile 12 and Iddo markets on transporting, distributing and marketing LAKE Rice.

“The monitoring team, which consists of top government officials, will conduct regular monitoring visits to distribution outlets and centres to ascertain the capacity and effectiveness of the rice distributors.’’

Onasanya also said that the team would ensure that the distributors, who were engaged for transporting and marketing Lake Rice, end cases of hoarding and other malpractices.

Two help-lines; 08023818565 and 08033058697, were also provided.

“Through the help-lines, residents can make inquiries and channel complaints about availability and sales of the product.


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