It appears we have not heard the last of the United States of Nigeria saga which went viral on Thursday, August 4. A video clip surfaced showing the Youth and Sports Development Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung referring to the United States of America as ‘United States of Nigeria’.
Just like the 2013 ‘Oga at the top’ video, this video trended on social media, as Nigerians criticized the minister for his error.
They did not waste time combining the video with different memes.
Unable to stand the heat and criticisms on social media, Dalung went private on Twitter, shutting people off his mentions.
Veteran Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw has joined the list of those who are surprised that a minister, who President Muhammadu Buhari took six months to appoint, could make such national blunder.
No he didn't say that????? ??? What is United States of Nigeria?? Mbok!!!! https://t.co/yUjvWjojti
— Kate Henshaw (@HenshawKate) August 4, 2016
On his part, General Ibrahim Babangida, a former military president, said maybe the country will be renamed to United States of Nigeria in the future.
Checkout some other funny reactions below.
The one about Nigeria’s new flag.
— Gabriel Ntoka (@Gabntoka) August 5, 2016
The one hailing Dalung.
Chairman sir, honorable minister in the United States of Nigeria. We hail pic.twitter.com/1we98xBXvg
— Its Okay Media (@Its_Hoe_K) August 4, 2016
The one about Buhari appointing herdsmen as ministers.
Dalung takes a swipe at Buhari.
Me -so U said "United States of Nigeria". I cant even luk at U.
SD – but Wen U cald Merkel, "Mitchell" did we die? pic.twitter.com/wkg4vKz1u9
— Parosident Buhari (@TheMbuhari) August 4, 2016
Mother and son having fun laughing at the Sports Minister.
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) August 4, 2016
When they heard our boys scout minister say United States of Nigeria ??
Obasanjo: This Solomon no get wisdom at all pic.twitter.com/WNb9S2TwxD
— Oche Otorkpa (@ochejoseph) August 4, 2016
The one about PDP fans.
How PDP fans be feeling when they see APC members and their ministers fooling themselves.. united states of Nigeria pic.twitter.com/hrHlAyYPta
— BEAUSTEVEN ? (@Beausteven_blog) August 5, 2016
Some are wondering when they sold Nigeria to the US.
United States of Nigeria ? ?it's not even funny ! Wen did dey sell Nigeria to US & we weren't informed? I'm angry ? pic.twitter.com/uWOs0FD0gg
— #GiveDanielAHeart (@pexxie) August 5, 2016
How many people are from the United States of Nigeria?
— John Anthony (@RealJAEFLEX) August 4, 2016
Watch the video below.
What was he thinking when he actually said ‘United States Of Nigeria’?