Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday, May 1, described Nigerian-cooked jollof rice as “the best in the world”.
The Vice-President gave the score card while speaking at “The Platform Nigeria,” a global media live broadcast live on Channels TV, convened by Poju Oyemade, senior pastor of the Covenant Christian Centre, in Lagos, NAN reports.
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.
“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 VP also extolled Nigerians innovative feats in various fields, especially in recent times.
He said: “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.”
The vice president stated that Nigerians are very funny people. He used Senator Dino Melaye as example saying: “And of course, nobody is as funny as Nigerians, whether profession or amateur. We even have a member of the national assembly who recently launched a CD; Aje kun iya ni o je. Who hasn’t heard of Aje kun iya ni o je.”
Earlier, we reported that the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, allegedly said that Senegalese makes the best jollof rice on the continent.
He made the statement when asked which African country makes the best Jollof rice during an interview with Richard Quest, the CNN reporter and host of Quest Means Business.