Nigerians on Twitter have lambasted the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, for his comment on which country has the best jollof rice.
In an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest, the minister was asked which country makes the best jollof rice and he responded by saying Senegal.
Mr. Quest quickly reacted by saying “I hear a shock, I hear a sigh across the country”.
On April 26, Mr Quest tweeted “Jollof Rice. Delicious. Ghana or Nigeria? Which is best? I ain’t getting involved in the #jollofwar #richardquestinnigeria”
The jollof rice battle has been a social media trend between Nigerians and Ghanaians but with the recent response by the minister, Nigerians have displayed a high level of displeasure on twitter.
Mr. Quest in response to these reactions tried to clear the air.
He said “To be clear. The Minister misheard; he thought I asked, who first created jollof rice – hence his (correct) answer Senegal”.
Nigerians predictably had diverse opinions about the comment and quickly took to twitter to express their opinions.