- Lagos state government is set to crash the price of rice
- The government says it is set to take delivery of LAKE rice
- Going further, the government also released seven sales centres for purchase of the commodity
As Nigerians are preparing to celebrate Christmas, the Lagos government is set to crash the price of rice so that residents of the state can buy it at an affordable price.
According to the public relations officer of the Ministry of Agriculture, Jide Lawal, Lagos state government is taking delivery of LAKE rice, in preparation for Christmas celebration.
He said the rice will be available at some sale centres across the state.
He gave the locations as:
1. Agricultural Development Authority Complex, Oko-Oba
2. Lagos State Agriculture Inputs Supply Authority (LAISA)
3. Ojo and the Blue Roof at Lagos Television (LTV) complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja.
4. Temu Farm Service Centre, Epe; Odogunyan Farm Service Centre, Ikorodu
5. Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere
6. Ministry of Agriculture Area Office, Ajah
7. Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park, Yaba.
Meanwhile, recall that Legit.ng had reported that Nigerians on social media disagreed with farmers that a 50kg bag of local rice would drop to N9,000 before December of 2019.
It should be noted that Nigerians lamented over the hike in the price of rice ever since the federal government closed the country's border in a bid to stop the importation of the commodity.
Legit.ng asked Nigerians in a Facebook and Twitter poll if it was possible for a 50kg bag of local rice to drop before December as promised by farmers.
Thirty-seven per cent of the respondents on Twitter said it is possible, 57% of them said it is impossible, while 6% of them said they do not care.
On Facebook, 40% of the respondents said it is possible for a 60kg bag of local rice to drop before December as promised by farmers, while 60% of them said it is impossible.
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