Stand-up comedian, actor, and TV host, Trevor Noah, has made fun of a controversial statement made by the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh.
Ogbeh while addressing the Senate committee on Agriculture in March, disclosed that Nigerians were now making orders for pizza from London and receiving them via British Airways.
“Do you know, Sir, that there are Nigerians who use their cell phones to import pizza from London; they buy in London and bring it on British Airways in the morning to pick up at the airport. It is a very annoying situation and we have to move a lot faster in cutting down some of these things,” Ogbeh said.
Noah, the host of ‘The Daily Show’, a late-night television talk show on Comedy Central, wondered why Nigerians would fly past Italy to get British pizza.
“You’re telling me Nigerians are flying past Italy to get British pizza?” he wondered, adding that if that is the case then Nigerians should just “fly past Amsterdam to get weed in Romania.”
Your Postmates addiction is nothing compared to these rich Nigerians importing pizza from the U.K. pic.twitter.com/Dos3aaA03v— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 4, 2019
This is not the first time the comedian has made a joke about Nigeria. He first mocked Nigeria after President Muhammadu Buhari refuted allegations of being a clone from Sudan.
On social media, many Nigerians react to Noah’s joke positively while other don’t see the funny side to it.
Check out tweets below:
Trevor Noah your jokes on Nigeria are silly sick and stupid focus on your Apartheid South Africa where you from— Ezinne (@zinnytee) April 5, 2019
I don't care what some of y'all think but I just watched that Trevor Noah joke about us and DAMN! That shIt was funny as hell, argue with ur village grandpas!!— Adesanmi Oluwatobi (@tobexi) April 5, 2019
P.S: I did feel a lil sad he was mocking Nigerians tho, but that just made me laugh harder ?
Trevor Noah is mostly funny, but that Nigerian pizza joke of his is as dry as the Gibeonite bread. ???— VCE the SSA (@MyDearVic) April 4, 2019
Shey na Trevor Noah say make una dey import “British Pizza”. The joke was too funny abeg ?. Imagine flying past Italy to get Pizza from England ??— devsploofeek (@sploofeek) April 5, 2019
A lot of Nigerian comedians are not deep thinkers and it shows in their subpar jokes. If you expose yourself to top-notch comedy, you would be laughing at Trevor Noah's Naija joke and not be annoyed.— Ayomide Tayo (@AOT2) April 5, 2019
I cannot wait for Trevor Noah to make a joke about Nigerians being angery that he made a joke about NIGERIA.Its gonna be a loop,and Trevor's pay would just rise.— Mimshack #LeahSharibu ?? (@The_Anagkazo) April 5, 2019