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Lai Mohammed turns butt of jokes over masquerade jobs gaffe


Minister of Information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, left Nigerians amused, confused and angry at the same time with his suggestion that a masquerade in the South-East can create employment for 1,000 men.

He stated this while speaking at the sectoral debate of the House of Representatives in Abuja, as he attempted to highlight the untapped potentials in the country.

He said, “Most states today have more than one festival a year, but the packaging and lack of capacity has not enabled them to make the most out of these festivals. There’s a particular masquerade in the south east, it takes 100 people to dress him, another 100 people to undress him. If this masquerade is well-packaged, it can provide employment in one week for more than 1000 young men. These are some of the untapped potentials.”

Nigerians, especially the youths took offence with the statement and wasted no time in hitting the social media to make their feelings known…


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