Taaooma, an Instagram comedian, has stated why she went to the White House with other comedians to see Vice President Yemi Osinbajo a few days ago.
In response to a tweet from activist Rinu Oduala accusing the skit producers of posing as though they were going to speak on behalf of Nigerian youngsters, Taaooma revealed that she initially canceled but then decided to attend the visit, which is based on publicity for an award.
The comedienne who revealed that their phones and other electronic device were taken before being granted an audience by the Vice President, stated that Osinbajo was shocked when she started talking about some issues. Insisting that she achieved her aim, she also apologized to those who are offended with the visit.
See the exchanges below;
In other news, after being chastised for paying a visit to Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Taaooma reacted.
A majority of online comedians, including Josh2funny, paid a visit to Osinbajo, which enraged Nigerians, who wondered why comedians, who are supposed to speak truth to power, were dining with politicians.
The absence of Mr. Macaroni, who has been a vocal critic of the current administration, led others to believe that he was not invited because he criticizes the government.
Nigerians booed those who attended the meeting after it was made public, and Taaooma later wrote about it on Instagram.
She said she spoke with the Vice President and urged him to lift the Twitter ban. She also discussed the issue of police brutality with him.
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