These are some of the reasons many Nigerians think their leaders have low IQ. The current minister of sports, Solomon Lalong was speaking about the condition of team Nigeria who were on their way to Brazil but were stranded in Atlanta.
He gaffed when he referred to Atlanta as being in the United States of Nigeria.
It is not the first time this is happeneing. He has earlier sometime in April 2016, referred to Gongola state, which no longer exists.
Gongola State is a former administrative division of Nigeria; it existed until 27 August 1991, when it was divided into two states - Adamawa and Taraba.
See some memes here:
My reaction when the Minister of Sports said "United States Of Nigeria" 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/llVTOHhr1c— Nino (@Niinobliingz) August 4, 2016
This is treason!!! How can a man create a new country just like that! United States of Nigeria— anoksemma (@anoksemma) August 4, 2016
LOL! See how Nigerians reacted when their Minister of Sports said United States of Nigeria https://t.co/sDmzZcIPoB pic.twitter.com/X6XVTaZ20V— Ameyaw Debrah (@ameyaw112) August 4, 2016