What comedian Ali Baba said about Nigeria’s poor outing at Olympics will make you cry

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– Ace comedian Ali Baba lashes out at Nigerian government over ill treatment of the Nigeria’s U-23 football team, Dream Team

– The Dream Team came home with bronze medals from the just-concluded Rio Olympics

– Ali  Baba crticises the Nigerian government for not creating an enabling environment for its talents

Ali Baba

Ali Baba

Celebrated Nigerian standup comedian, Ali Baba is not happy with the Nigerian government and he is not hiding it.

The popular comedian lambasted government and concluded that the country is finished in his reaction to the kind of treatment given to Dream Team VI during the just concluded Rio Olympics held in Brazil.

Despite the bad treatment given the players, they won bronze medal.

In his opinion, the comedian, in an open letter on his Instagram account, wrote: “Nigeria is a finished goods country. A country that is only interested in the end products does not invest in the process; that’s Nigeria. We like chocolate but to convert cocoa to chocolate is rocket science. We have over 200m cars, that’s a car multiplied by 4 tyres minimum.

“We like to go to countries that have beach-sides and waterfronts, yet we have acres of coastlines. No tourism policy to harness the sector. We have stadium scattered across the country in all states of decay & abandonment, or at best underutilized, yet we want to win Olympic gold.

“Nigeria is bursting at its seams with raw & developed creative talents that needs no support from govt. yet ordinary piracy laws, we no get. We know the sports that can bring us several medals, boxing, swimming, long jump, and weightlifting: who polo and golf don hep for Nigeria?

“Go see the spaces reserved for polo and golf in Nigeria. How many medals have these sports brought us? Yet we don’t see how that kills sports.

“Nigeria used to have the Mobil opens and other keenly contested sports meet. That was when we had the best crop of athletes, now nothing. We have a country that wants to see athletes & footballers making it on their own, before calling them to come for national duty. na today? Most of these footballers hustle their way into Europe & begin to make waves, then that finished product mentality kicks in. national call.

“Then when we decide to appoint sports administrators, we appoint them based on the political affiliations. Sport ministers wey know nadaaaa.

“I have seen Ijaw boys do breast strokes faster than Olympic & world records, but who is harnessing it? The boys are best used as party thugs. Most of the people who refused to see the value in standup comedy back in 1987, are in government. It took Obasanjo to bring it to fore.

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“What is the tourism attraction in Dubai? Camels, sand, road infrastructure, architecture, beach & water tourism… and why can’t we have them. Policies! Policies!! Policies!!! We don’t need their roles, just the rules.

“Let others key into it. No one needs govt funding, just enabling environment. Make the laws. Enforce them. Punish law breakers. Provide security.

“Did Nigerian govt grow Nollywood? Did Nigerian govt make Psquare, Davido, Tubaba? What of the comedy sector? Just create policies. Lobatan.” the comic character concluded.

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