Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed is under attack from citizens after he said the best jollof rice is made in fellow West African, country, Senegal.
Mohammed was responding to a question from CNN’s Richard Quest, who is in the country for filming.
Many Nigerians were left angry with the Minister and some called for him to be fired, for not seizing the chance to sell the country’s image.
Some of the reactions on Twitter are below:
Chxta @Chxta: Lai Mohammed just said, on @richardquest that #Senegal makes the best Jollof rice. Can we fire our Minister of Information for treason!
Preach @AbbaNagogo: Lai Mohammed saying senegal makes the best jollof proves that people can be born with wireless umbilical cord.
Ebuka Obi-UchenduVerified account@Ebuka: “Senegal makes the best jollof rice.” -Lai Mohammed. What a betrayed!!!!!
|SEA ®™| @DaGreatSEA: So that was how Nigerians lost the Jollof Rice battle to Senegal who weren’t even in the contest. Mr Lai Mohammed, weldone sir
Pablo Emilio Escobar @omobakujore: Lai Mohammed no just get ordinary common sense……jollof rice that we are using to keep body and soul, now u want to give it to Senegal
That Andy @AndyMadaki: They’ve taken everything away from us, now Lai Mohammed wants to take our remaining glory (jollof) and give Senegal.
What a lie lie Minister..