Popular Nigerian comedian, Taaooma has reacted after she was called out by internet users for paying a visit to the Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. Recall that the comedian whose real name is Greene Apaokagi Maryam alongside other Nigeria comedians including, Josh2funny, paid a visit to VP Osinbajo; and the development angered a number Nigerian netizens; who questioned why the comedians, who should speak truth to people in power, are dinning with politicians.
Notable is the fact that popular IG skit maker, Mr Macaroni who has been a critique of the present administration, was not at the meeting. This convinced people that he was not invited; because he criticises the government. So those who attended the meeting were outed by Nigerians; after news of the meeting was made public; and Taaooma later took to Instagram to write about the visit.
According to her, she spoke to the VP, urging him to lift the Twitter ban; and added that she also brought up the issue of police brutality.
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She wrote: “Yesterday, I had the chance of meeting with the VP of the federation at the Presidential villa, Abuja. I urged for the “actual” lifting of the Twitter ban and; as well, stressed on the issue of police brutality which hasn’t gotten any bit of change even after all the promises. I made the presidency understand how important Twitter is for the majority of us (the youths). The SMEs and the very plenty others who make a living via that platform.
The Twitter ban has made so many small scale business crash and disrupted many. I also made it known to the VP that Police brutality hasn’t stopped; and we the youths seem to be the target of that institution. #Endsars was not just to end SARS alone, it was to end all forms of police brutality and irresponsibility. I hope the assurances I got yesterday will take effect immediately. However guys, we must know that we the youth make 70% of the population and we have the future in our hands. The next step now is to GET YOUR PVC!!! #ENDSARS #ENDPOLICEBRUTALITY #LIFTTWITTERBAN.”
See her post below:
Reacting to the post some of the followers who didn’t buy the idea took to the comment section of her post to tackle her. She however refused to be silenced; and so hit back at them.
See reactions below: