The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, last night promised to give N10m each to Burna Boy and other artistes who performed at the Burna Boy Homecoming Concert in Port Harcourt.
The homecoming concert was organised by the Rivers State government in honour of one of their own Burna Boy, who recently won a Grammy award.
In a video going viral 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 N10m each.”
However, the governor’s pledge was not welcomed by some Nigerians as they took to Twitter to slate him.
At the time of filing this report, the governor’s name Wike is trending at number one on the Nigerian Twitter space with over 12,700 tweets.
See some of the tweets below:
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
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
South West APC carrying Wike's Cash gift to artistes on their head. Bashir has 2 offer letters, and likewise his friends. They'll be on FG payroll for another 3 years but Daddy DO pulling small gen in Agege is raged.worry about the things you can change.
— theonly1acre (@theonly1acre) March 28, 2021
The impulse gifting by Governor Wike is so unnecessary for a state that has failed to pay gratuity & pension.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) March 28, 2021
I'm not surprised by Wike misdemeanors. We are all liars in Nigeria. When has Nigerian politician ever cared about anything but their show off wealth? This is the same Wike PDP is touting for president.
— The Nationalist (@The_Patriotist) March 28, 2021