Gov Wike Under Fire Over N10m Gift To Burna Boy, Others

BEVERLY HILLS, March 28, (THEWILL) – Some Nigerians aggrieved about Governor Nyesom Wike giving N10 million each to Burna Boy and other artistes who performed at the Grammy winner’s Homecoming Concert in Port Harcourt have taken to social media to condemn the action.

In a video, which has now gone viral, Governor Wike said, ” All of you that have come 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 N10 million each. ”

This development sparked reactions on social media as some Nigerians tok to the micro-blogging platform to berate the Rivers State governor.

THEWILL gathers some of their thoughts below:

@therealdaddymo1 wrote: “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?”
@Morris_Monye wrote: “Very irresponsible from Wike!”

@DOlusegun, wrote: “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.”

@iSlimfit wrote: “The impulse gifting by Governor Wike is so unnecessary for a state that has failed to pay gratuity & pension.”

@DanielRegha wrote: “Wike is owing workers 5 yrs salaries but he’s promising to give each artiste who performed at Burna’s homecoming N10m each plus he’s gifting Burna land in Old GRA, Port Harcourt and money to build it cos Burna won ordinary Grammy; Misplaced priorities. Burna should reject the gift.”