Export of Nigerian cuisines will boost tourism, earnings – Food tourist


By Folasade Adeniran/Ogonna Offorjamah

A food tourist, Mr Opeyemi Famakin, on Sunday in Lagos, said that exporting Nigerian cuisines would boost the nation’s tourism sector and increase its foreign exchange earnings.

Famakin during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that the country was endowed with a wealth of fabulous recipes that needed to be put on the world map.

“It is time the government regulates and support food tourism, so that the world will get to know Nigerian cuisines.

“Nigerian foods like ofe nsala, amala, pounded yam, tuwo shinkafa, edikaikong, and a lot more dishes need to be popularised and put on the world map. If we do this, much respect will be given to Nigerian foods,” he said.

According to Famakin, there is a high demand for Nigerian cuisines across the world.

“People love jollof rice made in Nigeria and they think we own it. But, Jollof rice actually belongs to Senegal.

“Other African countries like Morocco,…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria