LASG creates more centres for Lake Rice


The Lagos State Government on Sunday said the sale of Lake Rice by the Ministry of Agriculture would continue , adding that more centres would be created so it could reach more Lagosians .
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr . Oluwatoyin Suarau , said continuous sale of the product was a directive by the Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode , to increase access to the rice .
He said, “ The newly created sales centres are Farm Service Centre, Odogunyan - Ikorodu; Farmers Mart , Surulere ; and Agric Input Supply Authority, Ojo, among others .
“ The government will ensure the continuous availability of the product because food production and self - sufficiency remain government ’ s priority . ”
The commissioner noted that the price of the rice had not changed , adding that the government would continue to ensure food security and promote Nigeria as a producing nation .
Meanwhile , the government said the ‘ Eko Coconut Bread’ , which it inaugurated on Friday, would serve the over 22 million population of the state .
The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Government on Food Security , Mr . Ganiyu Okanlawon , explained that the production of the bread was a demonstration of the state government ’s commitment to promote coconut value chain .
“ This is a step in the right direction because there are benefits derivable from coconut . Coconut has been scientifically proven to have a lot of medicinal values if consumed on regular basis , ” he said.