All over the world, people are celebrating World Smile Day today.
But in Nigeria, the story is different as the Federal Government has banned the celebration.
The ban was conveyed in a statement signed by the Honourable minister of Information, Lai-nus Mohammed.
“The Federal government has announced a ban on World Smile Day which will be celebrated worldwide today. The ban is to show the Federal government’s solidarity with Nigerians who have no reason to smile in this period of recession.
The Federal government believes that anyone smiling at this period of our national life must either be kwarapt or mad. The Federal government believes that boys are not smiling.”
In a swift reaction to the ban, rapper, Terry The RapBoy has fired a salvo at the minister.
“Why is the minister giving me the Akin Fadeyi treatment. Everyone knows that I am the originator of the phrase “boys are not smiling” which the minister has appropriated without acknowledgement. I have been calling Afe Babalola (SAN) but his wife said he is still sleeping. Once he wakes up I will be filing a formal complaint in a court of law. Stealing my intellectual property is kwaraption.”
Calls to Minister Lai-nus Mohammed were not returned.