The Lagos State Government has said that the unavailability of Lake Rice across markets in the state is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the flooding incident that ruined thousands of hectares of rice farms in Kebbi.
Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya disclosed this at a ministerial press briefing in commemoration of the second anniversary of the state government.
She assured that Lake Rice will soon return to the shelves of traders as Lagos continues to source for alternative means to beat down the prices of competing grains from the borders.
“Lake Rice is still in existence. COVID-19 and flooding in the key producing state affected production and supply of paddy,” she said.
Lake Rice is an output of a collaboration between the Lagos and Kebbi government in 2016.
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