On Monday, Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of communications and culture, examined a 50-meter-high flagpole, which is said to be the highest in the country.

The 50-meter-high pole is located in Malam Alu Integrated Agro and Allied Farm Complex in Jigawa’s Birnin-Kudu LGA.

Farouk Adamu, the project’s creator and former minority leader in the House of Representatives, according to the minister, “used one stone to kill two birds” by highlighting agricultural and tourist triumphs.

“He is not only showcasing success in agriculture, he is also helping to make Jigawa a choice destination for tourists by erecting the tallest Nigerian flagpole in the country,” he said.

“This is good thinking for which I commend him.”

Nigerians, however, took to social media to react to the Minister Lai Mohammed’s inspection. Below are reactions gathered:

@didizecks wrote: “Jesus!! The height of embarrassment. Where can i hide my face?”

@kennedyexcel wrote: “Moral lesson: countries have their flags in space, moon, but we are talking of tallest flagpole.”

@bondie_lee wrote: “No offense but what economic value does this hold for us?”

@barrisangel1 wrote: “Misplaced priorities.”

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