The minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammed on Friday said that the best Jollof rice is made in Senegal.
He made the remark at the CNN Richard Quest Means Business anchored in Lagos. Report reaching Vanguard holds it that Nigerians were disappointed at the minister, thus expected him to cease the opportunity to sale Nigeria made products. Responding to a question on the country that makes best Jollof rice, the minister said: “I want to say probably Senegal.”
Quest earlier expressed surprise at the minister’s response, thus doused the tension by saying that the minister misunderstood his question to mean “where did Jollof rice originate from,” which according to him was why he answered, Senegal.
However, Nigerians via the Glazia tweeter handle, expressed their bitter feelings about Lai Muhammed’s answer to Quest question. see some tweets and the video clip:
@Glaziang @ormainy That’s a traversty served cold…..don’t come back oh, fly straight to Senegal, just avoid Nigeria….oh & Ghana too….
— Getworks (@iGordon_) April 29, 2017