Nigerians on Twitter have lambasted the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, for his comment on which country has the best jollof rice.
In an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest, the minister was asked which country makes the best jollof rice and he responded by saying Senegal.
Mr. Quest quickly reacted by saying “I hear a shock, I hear a sigh across the country”.
On April 26, Mr Quest tweeted “Jollof Rice. Delicious. Ghana or Nigeria? Which is best? I ain’t getting involved in the #jollofwar #richardquestinnigeria”
The jollof rice battle has been a social media trend between Nigerians and Ghanaians but with the recent response by the minister, Nigerians have displayed a high level of displeasure on twitter.
Mr. Quest in response to these reactions tried to clear the air.
He said “To be clear. The Minister misheard; he thought I asked, who first created jollof rice – hence his (correct) answer Senegal”.
Nigerians predictably had diverse opinions about the comment and quickly took to twitter to express their opinions.
See some reactions below;
— One Hustler Like Dat (@swish_mr) April 29, 2017
Lai Mohammed says Senegal makes the best jollof ??♂️??♂️ … eh sir, is that what we asked you to say? pic.twitter.com/V40dzSnuTC
— Daniel Emeka (@realdanielemeka) April 28, 2017
He brought a Nigerian jollof to make your answer easy…. But no!
So you can fail WAEC even with EXPO? pic.twitter.com/QB1ZRjMndf
— Random Guy (@Sir_Rej) April 28, 2017
Lai Mohammed: President Buhari is winning in the war against corruption and Nigerians are happy with his achievements so far
— Naija Boy (@OsasCruz) April 28, 2017