• Approves Creation Of More Sales Points
Still basking in the euphoria of success recorded in the sale of Lake Rice during the last festive period, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has directed the Ministry of Agriculture to ensure continuous sale of the product, in all designated sales centrse across the state.
He also approved the creation of more sales points, to make the product available to all.The Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Oluwatoyin Suarau, said the newly created sales centres aside the existing ones in the 57 local government and local council development areas, are Farm Service Centre Odogunyan-Ikorodu; Farmers Mart Surulere; Agric Input Supply Authority (LAISA) Ojo; Agricultural Development Authority (ADA) Oko Oba, Agege and Lagos Television (LTV) Complex, Agidingbi-Ikeja.
While assuring that government will “The need to ensure that Lake Rice circulate into the nooks and crannies of the state is key in our drive to attain food sufficiency.
Food production and self-sufficiency have been given priority attention at state’s policy and strategic levels, this is aimed at sustaining Lagos because our state is the largest consumer of food commodity in Nigeria.”