LAKE Rice: Lagos to crash price

There is no better time to flood the market with Lake Rice, Lagos State’s flagship local rice brand. Lagos State is providing incentives for local food production, writes DANIEL ESSIET

Since its incursion into Nigerians culinary menu list in the 60s, rice has become the most popular staple food.

An average resident of Lagos State consumes rice at least once a day.

With population hitting 26 million, the state government is looking for ways to boost rice production.

Governor Sanwo-Olu revealed that the government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

Sanwo-Olu, who spoke in Lagos during the World Food Day celebration in Lagos, listed the states as Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo and Kebbi as well as Lagos.

He said…

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