Popular Nigerian skit-maker, Greene-Apaokagi Maryam, well known as Taaooma, has reacted to several backlash on social media after she and a group of other popular social-media comedians paid a visit to the Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
A few days ago some of Nigeria’s popular comedians/skit maker paid a visit to VP Osinbajo and the visit has angered a number of social media users who questioned why the comedians, who should speak truth to people in power, are dining with politicians.
However, comedienne Taaooma reacted to the criticisms, as she stated that she spoke to the VP, urging him to lift the Twitter ban, and added that she also brought up the issue of police brutality at the meeting with him.
Sharing her reaction on her Instagranm page, Taaooma 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 ✊“. Taaooma added.