Since its incursion into Nigerians culinary menu list in the 60s, rice has become the most popular staple food.
An average resident of Lagos State consumes rice at least once a day.
With population hitting 26 million, the state government is looking for ways to boost rice production.
Governor Sanwo-Olu revealed that the government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.
Sanwo-Olu, who spoke in Lagos during the World Food Day celebration in Lagos, listed the states as Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo and Kebbi as well as Lagos.