Primate Elijah Ayodele of the INRI Evangelistic Spiritual Church, has urged Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to cut down the price of rice he planss to sell to Lagosians from N13,000 to N7000.
This was coming after Ambode said the state government will sell rice at N13,000 per 50kg bag at the 57 Local Government and Local Council Development area headquarters, during this yuletide to ease the expenses Lagosians may experience during the season.
Reacting to this in a chat with newsmen in Lagos at the weekend, the popular prophet said Ambode has the ability to reduce the price of the staple food to about N7,000 if he truly mean to ease the pains and suffering of the people ahead of the festivities.
He said, “The Lagos state governor has done well by reducing the price of a bag of rice and asking people to pay for it at a much cheaper rate. But I don’t think that is the best the governor can do for the masses who voted him into power.
“The only way I think he can make Lagosians happy this yuletide is by reducing the price of rice further to about N7,000 so that many more people can have the opportunity of getting their houses filled.
“I will not respect any governor who cannot make sure the indigenes of the state are properly treated even as Nigerians continue to groan under the present economic recession.
“If as an individual, I can buy 3,000 bags of rice and plan to give out to widows on Christmas Day, I don’t see anything wrong in the governor ensuring that the people buy bags of rice at a much cheaper rate.”