Twitter users have dragged Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, for promising to give ₦10million each to Burna Boy and other artists who performed at the Burna Boy Homecoming Concert in Port Harcourt.
The music star snagged the “Best Global Music Album” category at the 2021 Grammy Awards for “Twice As Tall”, his last year’s project.
In a video making rounds on social media, 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 ₦10million. ”
The governor was also said to have given the singer a plot of land to build for himself a home.
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However, his comment did not sit down well with some Nigerians as they took to Twitter to slam the Governor. The cash reward promise comes weeks after teachers in the state protested over the non-payment of salaries by the state government.
See their reactions below
Burna Boy sang about monsters you made, referring to Nigerian politicians but same guy received N10M and a land from Governor Wike, Burna’s activism ehn, E don spoil 🤣
— OTUNBA (@ManLikeIcey) March 28, 2021
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
— Tife 🌚 (@Tife_fabunmi) March 28, 2021
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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?
— ADEMOLA (@RajiDraj) March 28, 2021
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 https://t.co/nwei06hpex
— Daddy D.O🇳🇬 (@DOlusegun) March 28, 2021
But I thought Burna boy was the modern Fela, I thought his music was against these Nigerian politicians. Why is he suddenly feasting with 🤔 pic.twitter.com/TGJu5vQQmI
— The IT Guy (@Rusheeezy) March 28, 2021
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