In spite of the turbulent period Nigeria is going through over the spate of insecurity in the country and the continued abduction of over 200 teenagers by the Boko Haram terror group since 14 April in Chibok, Borno State, Nigerians still have the time for humour.
For almost a week now, Nigerians have gone on various social platforms to mock the wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs Patience Jonathan, for speaking pidgin English while addressing Mrs Asabe Aliyu Kwarmbula, the Principal of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State over the abducted 234 students of the school at a press briefing.
The two minutes, 38 seconds long video has generated a lot of reactions on social media since it surfaced last week with many Nigerians sharing links through which it could be downloaded.
Apart from making the video go viral on social media, these elements have also gone to the extent of editing the video on Facebook, Twitter and instagram and also coming up with images such as T-shirts and caricature of the First Lady.
Many social media users have also come to include such slangs as ‘Na only you waka come’, ‘Diaris God O’, to their vocabularies.
Some Nigerians youths on social media have also edited the video and added hilarious speeches by popular ex-lawmaker and grammarian, Patrick Obahiagbon to mock Mrs Jonathan.
The latest of the mockery is a new video that surfaced over the weekend with a white woman making jest of the First Lady.
In the video, the white woman, who puts on a local attirr matched with a head gear, was videoed using a handkerchief to wipe out tears from her face just like Mrs Jonathan did in the video that went viral.
One can only hope this national shame would be put to a halt soon.
Watch both videos below: