A plate of jollof rice
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice-President on Monday described Nigerian-cooked jollof rice as “the best in the world”.
Vice-President gave the score card while speaking at “The Platform
Nigeria,” a Global Media live broadcast LIVE on Channels TV and online
convened by Poju Oyemade, Senior Pastor of the Covenant Christian
Centre, in Lagos.
He 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.
music and entertainment industry is the fastest growing in the
world,and of course, nobody is as funny as Nigerians, whether
professional or amateur,”he noted.
The VP also extolled Nigerians innovative feats in various fields,especially in recent times.
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.”
rice is a staple meal among Africans, however over the years,
Nigerians, Ghanaians, Senegalese and other African countries have
claimed to make the best of the meal.
The New Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) reports that recently, while responding to a question by Richard
Quest, CNN International business editor, Lai Mohammed, Minister of
Information and Culture, allegedly said that Senegalese makes the best
jollof rice on the continent.
Although Quest made attempt to
defend the minister, saying the minister did not hear his answer
correctly, the incidence sparked off unpleasant reactions on social
media among a cross-section of Nigerians.