The minister had scarcely finished answering when social media began to steam over the mistaken answer that Senegalese jollof rice was tastier than Nigeria’s. The avatars treated it as nothing less than culinary high treason.
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Jollof rice is one of the most common dishes in the whole of West Africa.
All Nigerians are probably very familiar with the ‘Jollof wars’ by now and though which country’s Jollof rice is the best remains a topic of passionate debate, there is one interesting fact about Jollof rice that might be unknown by many – Jollof rice is actually of foreign origin. The origins of Jollof rice can be traced to the Senegambian region that was ruled by the Jolof empire.
More than two years down the ladder of incredulous gaffes in less than strategic economic decisions that plunged Nigeria into depression, price of petrol was increased by 67 per cent, between 2015 to 2017 the naira lost its value by 70 per cent, unemployment rose from 6.5 to 26 per cent