RICE IS A BIG DEAL IN NIGERIA

Ijeoma Ndukwe, BBC Rice is a big deal in Nigeria. People love eating it. Why don’t they grow more of it instead of importing so much? A long line of customers queue along a glass divide separating them from a rice food station at an eatery in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. Diners can choose between white rice, fried rice and jollof at this popular local restaurant known as “The White House”. A steady flow of customers is served in the main hall, and in two packed adjoining rooms diners are…

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