Many Lagos residents yesterday flocked centres where the “Lake Rice” is being sold for N12,000 per bag.
Lake Rice is a product of the joint agricultural venture between Lagos and Kebbi states designed to ensure food security and showcase the country’s ability to become a rice producing nation.
The name Lake Rice is borne out of the acronym of the states with LA standing for Lagos and KE for Kebbi.
Mr Sanni Okanlawon, Special Adviser on Food Security to Governor Akinwumi Ambode, told Pacific News that the government was fulfiling its promise of giving residents a blissful Yuletide.
He said the price was reduced toN12,000 from N13,000 to ensure that Lagosians had access to it for an enjoyable Christmas celebration.