As part of the activities for 2019 World Food Day, this Wednesday, October 16, leading indigenous restaurants and outdoor catering company, OfadaBoy in partnership with Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture and Malta Guinness will host first Ofada Rice Festival at Muri Okunola Park in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The event, primed to be the first of its kind in Nigeria and in the African landscape will show case the best of Ofada rice. Participants will enjoy various recipes of ofada rice and tasted the ever golden source from Iperu, shagamu, Lagos and Abeokuta. Also African tungba and bata drum and other side attractions will add colour to the event, while Lagos ofada rice farmers will educate and sell Lagos State branded ofada rice at affordable prices.
In a statement issued by the organising committee, the convener, Oluwatobi Fletcher, disclosed that Ofada Rice Day Festival is a dream birthed over 10 years ago and has come to life through various partnership and consultations.
Mr. Fletcher further noted that, Lagos State government, Malta Guinness and other partners have played a major role in actualising the dream in leading the engagement mix to promote ofada rice.