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|Our Rice’ll Be Sold At N13,000/bag –ambode by eherbal(m): 7:32am On Dec 09, 2016|
The Lagos State Government has pledged to make rice available to residents at a reduced cost of N13, 000 per 50kg bag.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, disclosed this on Thursday during the 2016 Agricultural Summit organised by the Agricultural Sectoral Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Ambode, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Food Security, Mr. Ganiyu Okanlawon, said the state had entered into a partnership with Kebbi State Government to produce ‘Lake Rice’ which would be made available to consumers at N13,000 per bag in the coming weeks.
Speaking during the programme with theme ‘walking hand-in-hand to move agriculture forward,’ Amobode disclosed that his government had also established a department of agribusiness in the Ministry of Agriculture, an agricultural trust fund and the first commodity exchange market in Nigeria.
In his opening remarks, the President, LCCI, Dr. Nike Akande noted that the agricultural sector was expected to play a pivotal role in the nation’s quest for diversification through increased non-oil earnings, job creation and foreign exchange earnings.
“These are needed to drive the economy towards the path of recovery from recession,” she said.
Citing data from the National Bureau of Statistics, Akande noted that even after the recent rebasing of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, agriculture still accounted for a large share of its economic activities.
She urged the government to do more in terms of providing enabling business environment where private sector businesses could thrive, adding, “The development of a good rail network to facilitate the movement of agro produce to markets cannot be overemphasised.”
|Re: Our Rice’ll Be Sold At N13,000/bag –ambode by thesicilian: 7:44am On Dec 09, 2016|
As long as there are plans to reduce the price later on
|Re: Our Rice’ll Be Sold At N13,000/bag –ambode by ojun50(m): 7:58am On Dec 09, 2016|
D rice should come first nt all dis talk talk
|Re: Our Rice’ll Be Sold At N13,000/bag –ambode by Tallesty1(m): 8:38am On Dec 09, 2016|
Another will be?
|Re: Our Rice’ll Be Sold At N13,000/bag –ambode by princetom1(m): 11:33am On Dec 09, 2016|
Spread mats, fpt,
A typical e warrior of nairaland comment.
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