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Lagos State Rice Mill will crash rice price, Says Authorities



The Acting Commissioner for Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, stated on Thursday that there can be a steady supply of paddy from native farmers for the 32 metric tonnes per hour Imota Rice Mill.


She spoke on the sidelines of an inspection tour of the rice mill by members of the state House of Assembly Committee on Agriculture, led by its Chairman, Kehinde Joseph.

Olusanya assured that the mill would be completed in December 2020, she however explained that rice farmers in the state were getting the needed support of the state government to ensure that they had a hitch-free planting season.

The rice farmers’ sensitization, training, and empowerment program for over 800 rice farmers in Lagos State were kicked off on Tuesday.


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“The reason is even if we are going to source for paddy from other localities, we should begin from our own Lagos farmers, our Eko rice farmers,” she added.






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