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Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by lexylaw40: 12:33pm On Nov 30, 2023
…lists availability challenges

…we can’t flood all markets with Eko Rice-SA



Lagos State Government has concluded plans to release additional 20,000 bags of Eko Rice for distribution to various designated markets for the period of Yuletide in the month of December.

The state government, while saying that 20, 000 bags had earlier been released in the month of November, added that the number represent 10 per cent of total requirement of rice consumption of over 25 million estimated residents.

Special Adviser to Governor Bababjide Sanwo-Olu on Agriculture, Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashola, disclosed this on Wednesday, during an inspection tour of the Lagos Rice Mill, in Imota, Ikorodu, in preparation for the Yuletide festivities.

The Lagos Rice Mill, in Imota is an agricultural plant in Ikorodu, a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria.

It is the located on 8.5 hectares of land in Imota area of Ikorodu.

It was built in 2021 and expected to commence full production in the first quarter of 2023, according to Governor Sanwo-Olu.

Also, the state Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, assured that the Imota rice mill would be inaugurated soon.

The Lagos State government had signed a funding agreement with the Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange (LCFE) to raise US$ 216M from investors to reinforce the Imota rice mill operations in a bid to exploit its capacity.

However, it was gathered that the sum of N300 billion had been expended on the construction of the facility so far.

Imota mill was then commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari early year 2023 as the country aimed toward self-sufficiency in rice production.

The ultra-modern mill, the largest in Africa and third globally has a production capacity of 32 metric tonnes per hour with an overall storage capacity of 40,000 tonnes.

The mill is operated by Wacot Rice Limited, a subsidiary of the investment holding company Tropical General Investment (TGI) Group, and is expected to produce around 2.5 million 50 kg bags of rice per year under the “Eko Rice” brand.

According to Fashola, “The rice mill initiative has an annual need of more than 240 000 tons of paddy to fully exploit its capacity.

“If we don’t have enough paddy rice which is our raw material, all the equipment and infrastructure we have at Imota will be useless.

“Thanks to the state Governor’s support in partnership with Commodities Exchange, we can maintain the flow of paddy to the mill.

“Lagos is the largest consumer of rice in Nigeria. Lagos consumes 40m bags of rice annually. On a daily basis we have about 25 million people and each person consumes on a yearly basis about 50kg so we can start breaking it down to what a person consumes in a year.

“We produce 10 percent of what Lagos consumes. We are hoping to go to 20 percent but right now we produce 10 percent.

“If you look at that in proportion to the state you can see that we can only do as much and that is why we are saying that you go to this market, go to that market and get it.

“We cannot flood all markets in Lagos. So if you go to Ikorodu, Daleko, Ketu you will get. If you go to Imota, if you want to buy a bag, you can buy.

“We will improve distribution as time goes on but that is what the situation is right now.

“When I see increase distribution, I means increase visibility to outlets. So they have more distribution outlets for example, we may say we zone out Lagos and say Lagos Island here but remember it’s not Government distribution so somebody in Lagos island says I want to buy this rice and go to supply in Sura and we can say go to Sura Market to get this rice.

“Here in Imota that sells Eko Rice. Same in Ikorodu but is it everyone in Ikorodu that knows? No.

“We need to understand the dynamics of our population vis-a-vis distribution so when you talk about flooding, this means wherever you go, you find it. It is impossible.

“But right now we have Eko Rice in the market. Yulitide is coming and people are expecting and want to go to a corner shop and get Eko Rice.

“We need to manage that ego. It’s reality, let’s be frank, you cannot get to every corner shop and get it. You can go to designated places and buy.

“But in this Christmas period, we are trying as much as possible that the product is limited to Lagos as much as possible.

“From November to date we have about, give or take, 20,000 bags. Between now and Christmas, we hope to have another 20,000 bags going out.

We want to distribute it within the state as much as possible.

A 50 kg will cost about N43,000 per bag, while 25 kg will cost about N22, 000 per bag.

“In our own little way, we will do more about informing the people where to get it. Go to the designated places to find it.


“When we started, we noticed a lot of things. We noticed that some people bought our rice and moved it out of the state.

“We also noticed that some people rebagged our rice into foreign bags. Overtime we have been able to kind of adjust that.

“We are not doing this alone, we are working in partnership with commodities boardm When we noticed something, we tell commodities that xyz has done this and for this reason, we need to change the tactics and that is why we are selling to more people with serial numbers.

“You cannot come back to say you want to buy 50 trucks, we won’t because we know that they can be manipulated.

“So right now if you want a truck or two, yes you can, one bag each, yes you can and we are monitoring what is going on.

“We can’t be everywhere but as much as we can we are monitoring where do our rice go to. This year our rice was as far way out at Port Harcourt and at Benin.”

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2023/11/lagos-releases-20000-bags-of-eko-rice-pegs-50kg-at-n43k-25kg-for-n22k/amp/

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Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by Righthussle: 12:37pm On Nov 30, 2023
Lagos is in good hands.

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Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by gare(f): 12:39pm On Nov 30, 2023
lexylaw40:
Lagos releases 20,000 bags of Eko Rice, pegs 50kg at N43k, 25kg for N22k
barristerng.comNov 30, 2023 10:46 AM


Lagos State Government has concluded plans to release additional 20,000 bags of Eko Rice for distribution to various designated markets for the period of Yuletide in the month of December.The state government, while saying that 20, 000 bags had earlier been released in the month of November, added that the number represent 10 per cent of total requirement of rice consumption of over 25 million estimated residents.


Special Adviser to Governor Bababjide Sanwo-Olu on Agriculture, Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashola, disclosed this on Wednesday, during an inspection tour of the Lagos Rice Mill, in Imota, Ikorodu, in preparation for the Yuletide festivities.

The Lagos Rice Mill, in Imota is an agricultural plant in Ikorodu, a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria.

It is the located on 8.5 hectares of land in Imota area of Ikorodu.


It was built in 2021 and expected to commence full production in the first quarter of 2023, according to Governor Sanwo-Olu.

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Also, the state Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, assured that the Imota rice mill would be inaugurated soon.

The Lagos State government had signed a funding agreement with the Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange (LCFE) to raise US$ 216M from investors to reinforce the Imota rice mill operations in a bid to exploit its capacity.

However, it was gathered that the sum of N300 billion had been expended on the construction of the facility so far.

Imota mill was then commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari early year 2023 as the country aimed toward self-sufficiency in rice production.

The ultra-modern mill, the largest in Africa and third globally has a production capacity of 32 metric tonnes per hour with an overall storage capacity of 40,000 tonnes.

The mill is operated by Wacot Rice Limited, a subsidiary of the investment holding company Tropical General Investment (TGI) Group, and is expected to produce around 2.5 million 50 kg bags of rice per year under the “Eko Rice” brand.

According to Fashola, “The rice mill initiative has an annual need of more than 240 000 tons of paddy to fully exploit its capacity.

“If we don’t have enough paddy rice which is our raw material, all the equipment and infrastructure we have at Imota will be useless.

“Thanks to the state Governor’s support in partnership with Commodities Exchange, we can maintain the flow of paddy to the mill.

“Lagos is the largest consumer of rice in Nigeria. Lagos consumes 40m bags of rice annually. On a daily basis we have about 25 million people and each person consumes on a yearly basis about 50kg so we can start breaking it down to what a person consumes in a year.

“We produce 10 percent of what Lagos consumes. We are hoping to go to 20 percent but right now we produce 10 percent.

“If you look at that in proportion to the state you can see that we can only do as much and that is why we are saying that you go to this market, go to that market and get it.

“We cannot flood all markets in Lagos. So if you go to Ikorodu, Daleko, Ketu you will get. If you go to Imota, if you want to buy a bag, you can buy.

“We will improve distribution as time goes on but that is what the situation is right now.

“When I see increase distribution, I means increase visibility to outlets. So they have more distribution outlets for example, we may say we zone out Lagos and say Lagos Island here but remember it’s not Government distribution so somebody in Lagos island says I want to buy this rice and go to supply in Sura and we can say go to Sura Market to get this rice.

“Here in Imota that sells Eko Rice. Same in Ikorodu but is it everyone in Ikorodu that knows? No.

“We need to understand the dynamics of our population vis-a-vis distribution so when you talk about flooding, this means wherever you go, you find it. It is impossible.

“But right now we have Eko Rice in the market. Yulitide is coming and people are expecting and want to go to a corner shop and get Eko Rice.

“We need to manage that ego. It’s reality, let’s be frank, you cannot get to every corner shop and get it. You can go to designated places and buy.

“But in this Christmas period, we are trying as much as possible that the product is limited to Lagos as much as possible.

“From November to date we have about, give or take, 20,000 bags. Between now and Christmas, we hope to have another 20,000 bags going out.

“We want to distribute it within the state as much as possible.

“A 50 kg will cost about N43,000 per bag, while 25 kg will cost about N22, 000 per bag.

“In our own little way, we will do more about informing the people where to get it. Go to the designated places to find it.

“When we started, we noticed a lot of things. We noticed that some people bought our rice and moved it out of the state.

“We also noticed that some people rebagged our rice into foreign bags. Overtime we have been able to kind of adjust that.

“We are not doing this alone, we are working in partnership with commodities boardm When we noticed something, we tell commodities that xyz has done this and for this reason, we need to change the tactics and that is why we are selling to more people with serial numbers.

“You cannot come back to say you want to buy 50 trucks, we won’t because we know that they can be manipulated.

“So right now if you want a truck or two, yes you can, one bag each, yes you can and we are monitoring what is going on.

“We can’t be everywhere but as much as we can we are monitoring where do our rice go to. This year our rice was as far way out at Port Harcourt and at Benin.”



Una try, but this is not enough for a street in Lagos 😂 they should be looking at 200 million not 20,000 we are not serious

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Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by Nightwolf1: 12:41pm On Nov 30, 2023
The ones who stole rice from a moving trailer are not expected to cough out shi shi to purchase any bag of rice.

They wanna live their miserable lives on freebies.😋😋

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Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by rantingpigs: 12:42pm On Nov 30, 2023
SHAMELESS PEOPLE. YOU ARE RE-SELLING THE PALLIATIVE RICE THAT WAS ALREADY PAID FOR.

YOU ARE SHAMELESS PEOPLE...

ALL APC Supporters are worthless and useless. cool

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Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by Nobody: 12:43pm On Nov 30, 2023
Wow
Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by Bobloco: 12:51pm On Nov 30, 2023
rantingpigs:
SHAMELESS PEOPLE. YOU ARE RE-SELLING THE PALLIATIVE RICE THAT WAS ALREADY PAID FOR.

YOU ARE SHAMELESS PEOPLE...

ALL APC Supporters are worthless and useless. cool

You don't mean it

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Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by seborrhic: 1:06pm On Nov 30, 2023
Clowns!
When imported rice with taste and quality you can be sure of is 50kg for bag & 25k for half.
Part of the reason the rice self sufficiency and imported rice ban failed is this same pricing issue.
With the ban and all incentives to cultivate rice in Nigeria, Nigerian rice was the same and even sometimes costlier than foreign rice,even after the rigours and expense it took to smuggle it in!
Why would anyone then buy a product whose quality was still not the best at the same price as one you are sure of the taste,quality and consistency?
This lagrice should have been pegged at 38k or max 40k for full bag and 19.or 20k for half.
In this way,some people would be encouraged to go for it because 10k or 5k difference is significant.You could use that savings to buy ingredients or even chicken

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Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by youngsahito(m): 1:20pm On Nov 30, 2023
Our own local rice is now 43k, it can never be well with Buhari that closed to border on importation of rice without any alternative plans.

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Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by kingsways: 1:21pm On Nov 30, 2023
20k is too small

Every household living in Lagos should be given a bag of rice every month… the whole essence of government is welfare of citizens

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Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by tafabaloo(m): 1:31pm On Nov 30, 2023
What an insensitive govt !
Were Is the money to purchase at that exorbitant cost ?

Better carry a mgo market go sell because it's not meant and going to help the poor !!

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Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by MisterGrace: 1:41pm On Nov 30, 2023
Nice... But the prices are too high. They are not foreign rice na.

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Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by slaawomirr: 1:41pm On Nov 30, 2023
Damnnn niggar
Isoright
Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by 1TrippleCee: 1:42pm On Nov 30, 2023
It wont work. 20,000 bags for millions of people. Open the border and give tax grants to import rice.


It is not just the availability and viability of rice
the quality of the produced rice matters more. The policy of encouraging home grown rice has failed. For eight years has failed to produce top quality rice

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Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by MadamVanessa(f): 1:42pm On Nov 30, 2023
shocked


Tinubu developed Lagos, he made USA to be jealous of Lagos because no state or city in the world is as developed as Lagos. He will replicate same in Nigeria. grin So this was what the fool wanted to replicate that we hear of ?

Since people from that side are known to be rice thieves, they should vandalized where the rice are kept , ofcourse they're so poor they won't even be able to afford the price of the rice, so best thing to do is to steal it as they always do.

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Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by Lovemeharder(f): 1:42pm On Nov 30, 2023
Na wa o, it's still expensive.

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Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by joseph1832(m): 1:42pm On Nov 30, 2023
Is that so.
Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by zoedew: 1:42pm On Nov 30, 2023
Cheaper than the imported cousin. Great.
Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by eteebanky1: 1:42pm On Nov 30, 2023
Too cost

But CBN lifted ban on 43 items last two months

Foreign rice suppose don flood the country now

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Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by Triangles1(m): 1:42pm On Nov 30, 2023
Local rice is the best.
Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by Nackzy: 1:42pm On Nov 30, 2023
For who
Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by BoluwatifeNG(f): 1:43pm On Nov 30, 2023
Eko ni
Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by Hajokexyz: 1:43pm On Nov 30, 2023

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Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by CommonSense1967: 1:43pm On Nov 30, 2023
Good
Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by Sirmwill: 1:43pm On Nov 30, 2023
Nackzy:
For who

...
Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by teekay213(m): 1:44pm On Nov 30, 2023
People wey dem release am for no go sell am at that price,,,naija
Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by Papayaayasager(m): 1:44pm On Nov 30, 2023
Rice wey no good

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Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by money121(m): 1:44pm On Nov 30, 2023
Woow
Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by StraightGaay: 1:44pm On Nov 30, 2023
Very cheap, pls how much is a bag of Amala?
Re: Lagos Releases 20,000 Bags Of Eko Rice, Pegs 50kg At N43k, 25kg For N22k by ATEAMS: 1:44pm On Nov 30, 2023
Make Sense

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