Image result for osinbajo eatingTVC E. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday described Nigeria’s jollof rice as “the best in the world.” The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had while responding to a question by CNN International Business Editor, Richard Quest, said Senegal makes the best jollof rice on the continent.

Although Quest tried to defend the minister, saying he did not hear his question correctly, the incidence triggered reactions from cross-section of Nigerians on social media. The vice president spoke during his appearance at “The Platform Nigeria,” a Global Media programme broadcast live on Channels TV.

It was convened by the Senior Pastor of the Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos, Poju Oyemade. Osinbajo said: “And by the way, we all know that Nigerian jollof rice is the best, we beat the Ghanaians and the Senegalese hands down.”

“We have everything, and our people are doing incredibly innovative things. “Our music and entertainment industry is the fastest growing in the world, and of course, nobody is as funny as Nigerians, whether professional or amateur.”

The vice president also extolled Nigerians innovative feats in various activities. “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.

“The baby was carried full term and was born naturally — a feat previously unheard of. “Only last year, a Nigerian girl, Morolake Akinosun, won a gold medal at the Olympics. “Last Saturday, a Nigerian boxer Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua won the WBA, becoming the boxing champion of the world.”

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