“We are intervening in the area of availability of rice for the festive season, and it will be sold at N20,000 per bag.
“The most important thing is that we have rice available, be it Lake Rice or other brands,” she said.
Olusanya said that the delay in the sale was due to the process of production.
“During the festive season, millets have to be polished, mill, and processed before rice will be available.
“The intervention of the Lagos State Government under the leadership of Mr Babjide Sanwo-Olu, in collaboration with the Federal Government, through CBN and the Governor of Kebbi, is to ensure that we have rice available at lower price points.
“Don’t forget that they are in the harvest season now for paddy, so this is the best time to get good quality rice.
“The rice has started arriving as at last week, and we are expecting much more in the next couple of days,” the commissioner said.