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Nigerians Kick Against Governor Wike’s Gift To Burna Boy

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, had promised to give N10m each to Burna Boy and other artistes that performed at the Burna Boy Homecoming Concert in Port Harcourt.

The Governor said: “All of you that have come to today, the Rivers people and the Niger -Delta people that have come to perform, I am proud of you. All of you will go home with N10m each. ”

The Governor also promised a piece of land at the old GRA, Port Harcourt, to Burna Boy and financing the construction of the building.

The Rivers State government hosted their son, Burna Boy, in commemoration of his achievement at winning grammys for the best global music album of the year.

Meanwhile, Nigerians have reacted to the news of the promise made by the Rivers State Governor:

Tife_fabunmi @Tife_fabunmi wrote: “It’s not the gift that Wike gave Burna and other artistes that is making people complain, it’s the fact that there are so many workers/pensioners who are yet to be paid their salary/pension for months in the same state and he was till able to gift such huge amount.”
DaddyMØ @therealdaddymo1 stated: “When they say Nigerians deserve the leaders it gets, this is part of why they say that. Gov Wike is so confident and unashamed to be paying artistes from government funds and people are hailing him but turn round and also criticize corruption in the same breath.”
Daddy D.O @DOlusegun said: “When they say Buhari is not working. This is what they mean. They miss the government of share the money which is why@burnaboy could not politely ask Wike to use that money to pay the five-year unpaid salaries of teachers in demonstration schools in Rivers State.”
ADEMOLA @RajiDraj said: “Burna Boy and the rest of the artistes will collect N10M each from Wike and celebrate it here. Next day they will tweet about lack of infrastructure and focus on Lagos State. Have they ever ask Wike about End SARS Judicial Panel of Inquiry?”
Wale Adetona @iSlimfit said: “The impulse gifting by Governor Wike is so unnecessary for a state that has failed to pay gratuity & pension.”

 

Tags : Burna BoyGovernor of Rivers StateNyesom Wike
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