The Governor of Ogun State Dapo Abiodun has come under several attacks on Social Media after gifting the winner of the 2020 Big Brother Naija reality TV show, Laycon a sum of N5miillion and a 3-bedroom flat, a decision which many describe as a ‘misplaced priority’.
Laycon paid a visit to the Governor at his office on Tuesday where he was also appointed as Youth Ambassador of Ogun State and was gifted the money and the 3-bedroom flat.
Govenor Abiodun took to social media to announce the appointment;
I relayed this development today, when I played host to Olamilekan Moshood Agbelesebioba, AKA Laycon in my Oke-Mosan office in Abeokuta. The appointment and gifts are a celebration of Laycon’s good character, intellect and virtues which were proven to the whole world on live TV as better choices than vices. A proud son of Ogun State, Laycon displayed the essence of focus in the face of temptations and provocations. This is the true Ogun State spirit, and it indeed confirms that this earned him his academic achievement at the University of Lagos.”
The post did not go well with most of the general public especially those living in the Ogun State as most of them termed the decision as a ‘misplaced priority’.
Here are some of the comments:
Olubunmi Samuel: “This year overall best students in JETS competition throughout Nigeria were not recognized by the governor despite making the state proud. So it’s those set of people that locked themselves up in a room engaging in every form of immoral acts that can inspire the Governor?”
Adigun Akeem: “BBNaija is now a measure of intelligence. What are we promoting? I’m jealous of his luck but I don’t think this kind of program should be recognized by a government. Mothers start to go and make juju for their children to be chosen for the stupid show.”
Chuk Zach: “This is very disappointing, what was the moral or societal benefit of the BBNaija that warranted the winner this state government appointment? I bet you have never given such recognition to best graduating students or those who have even served well in the society. I am totally disappointed. How do you encourage people to study, make research and make life more meaning for all? DISAPPOINTED!”
Eri Arojah: “Hmmmm… Well, if Mr Governor can go to higher institutions to see so many students who are unable to pay school fees, you won’t dash out 5 million to someone that is rich already. Nigeria will always be Nigeria; we are suffering seriously. This is not your promise, Mr Governor.”
Taiwo Sulaimon: “What a waste of Ogun State money! You should be ashamed of yourself. You don’t give productive people cash gift. You are a disgrace Mr Governor.”
Many people has described thier disappiontment in the Governor’s decision since the people of Ogun Sate have top priorities than award a cash prize and 3-bedroom flat to Laycon as a Youth Ambassabor.