‘Sister I Was Raised In The Village, Me I No Dey Hear Phoné – Minister of Works Tells Arise TV Correspondent (Video)


Minister of Works, Dave Umahi is trending online over his exchange with Arise TV correspondent, Laila Johnson, during a media session today, May 1, on the construction of the Calabar-Lagos coastal lane.

While Laila asked him a question, Umahi interjected by saying “Sister I was raised in the village, me I no dey hear “phoné,” which simply means phonetics.

Responding to this, Laila told the minister that it’s the way she speaks. When Umahi asked for interpreters, Laila pushed back by saying that he had enough people around him to make him understand what she was saying.

Shortly after the exchange, Umahi responded to Laila’s question by saying they got all the necessary approval to initiate the project.

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