SAN FRANCISCO, May 01, (THEWILL) – The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Monday countered the minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, by asserting that Nigerians make the best jollof rice than can be found anywhere else in the world.
Mohammed had while responding to a question thrown at him by CNN anchorman, Richard Quest, stated that Senegal makes the best jollof rice on the continent.
The popular anchor of
‘Quest Means Business’ however offered a correction, stating that the minister misheard the question and answered in error.
“No no no the minister misheard and thought I asked which country first created jollof rice. By bad mumbling of the question,” Quest tweeted.
But speaking at the Platform powered by the Covenant Christian Centre, Osinbajo said Nigeria has the best talents across the world as well as makes better jollof rice than Senegal and Ghana.
His words, “We have everything, and our people are doing incredibly innovative things. For example, we are at the moment developing the most sophisticated animation technology in Africa.
“Our music and entertainment industry is the fastest growing in the world. Nigerians have won every prize in literature, from the Noble prize to the Pulitzer.
“Only last year, a Nigerian girl won a gold medal at the Olympics, Morolake Akinosun. Last Saturday, a Nigerian boxer won the world heavyweight title. Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua won the WBA becoming the boxing champion of the world.
“Last year Oluyinka Olutoye, a Nigerian surgeon successfully took out a baby from her mother’s womb, operated on the womb, and put the baby back in, and the baby was carried full term and was born naturally — a feat previously unheard of.
“And of course, nobody is as funny as Nigerians, whether profession or amateur. We even have a member of the national assembly who recently launched a CD; Aje kun iya ni o je. Who hasn’t heard of Aje kun iya ni o je.
“We are the most innovative entrepreneurs. The other day someone showed me a text; the young man had invited him to a book launch titled: Seven Steps to Becoming a Professional Whistleblower.
“And by the way, we all know that Nigerian jollof rice is the best! We beat the Ghanaians and the Senegalese hands down.”