The food which is believed to have originated from the region of Wollof speaking people, which happens to be northwestern Senegal, The Gambia, and southwestern coastal Mauritania, is arguably the best known African dish outside the continent.
Gauer, who spoke in Abuja on Today said, “Jollof rice is my best Nigerian food; maybe because I find it everywhere I go in Nigeria.’’
The envoy said further that the country was blessed with rich cultural heritage that attracts foreigners, especially its food.
“I remember a year ago, when I attended the annual yam festival organised by the Ogidi community in Kogi.
“I had wonderful time and I saw and appreciated the display of their cultural performances especially the presentation of the new yam.
“The cultural display in the two days event showed that the festival was a moment to showcase the tourism potentials abundant in that area,’’ he said.