Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said Nigerians make the best jollof rice anywhere in the world.
Last week, while responding to a question by Richard Quest, CNN International Business Editor, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said Senegal makes the best jollof rice.
This led to an outrage on social media, and a correction by Quest. The anchor said the minister misheard the question and answered in error.
â€œNo no no the minister misheard and thought I asked which country first created jollof rice. By bad mumbling of the question,â€ Quest tweeted.
Speaking at the Platform convened by Poju Oyemade, Senior Pastor of the Covenant Christian Centre, Osinbajo said Nigeria has the best talents across the world.
â€œWe 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,â€ he said.
â€œOur music and entertainment industry is the fastest growing in the world. Nigerians have won every prize in literature, from the Nobel prize to the Pulitzer.â€
According to the TheCable, Osinbajo further said: â€œOnly 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.
â€œLast year Oluyinka Olutoye, a Nigerian surgeon successfully took out a baby from her motherâ€™s womb, operated on the womb, and put the baby back in, and the baby was carried full term and was born naturally â€” a feat previously unheard of.
â€œAnd of course, nobody is as funny as Nigerians, whether professional or amateur. We even have a member of the National Assembly who recently launched a CD; Aje kun iya ni o je. Who hasnâ€™t heard of Aje kun iya ni o je.
â€œWe 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.
â€œAnd by the way, we all know that Nigerian jollof rice is the best! We beat the Ghanaians and the Senegalese hands down.â€