If you are a resident of Lagos or someone willing to travel to Lagos to get a bag of local rice that is better than foreign rice, take advantage of the sales of “Lake Rice” that will begin on August 24.

The State government announced on Tuesday that the sales would begin ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir.

The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Oluwatoyin Suarau, said sales outlets of the commodity would be established across the state.

The move is part of government’s commitment to ensuring food security in the state.

“The present administration, through its agricultural policies and programmes, will always remain committed to ensuring that the state remains a food secured place.

“We will continue to ensure adequate production and a fair distribution of the rice across the state as it will be made available to the masses in the various accredited centres in the state.

“Governor Akinwumi Ambode approved several centers for the distribution and sale of Lake Rice," the state government official said.

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Lake Rice will be available at the 57 Local Government and Local Council Development Areas and the Agricultural Development Area Complex in Oko-oba, Agege

“The rice will also be available at LTV Blue Roof Complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja, and other designated centres across the state,” Suarau said in a statement.

The commissioner said the prices still remained the same - 12,000 Naira for 50kg bag, 6,000 Nair for 25kg and 2,500 Naira for 10kg.

Governor Ambode and the Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, had on December 21, 2016, launched the Lake Rice in Lagos.

It is an initiative aimed at increasing production of rice in Nigeria and ensuring that importation of the cereal dropped before the end of 2019 which has been set as target by the Federal Government.