By Emmanuel Adigwe
A cross section of Nigerians have berated Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State for giving the winner of the 2020 Big Brother Naija reality TV show, Olamilekan Agbelesebioba, (aka Laycon) a sum of N5miillion and a 3-bedroom bungalow.
GWG reports that Gov. Abiodun played host to the reality star on Tuesday in Abeokuta following which he announced the windfall.
“We have appointed the winner of the Big Brother Naija Lockdown, @itslaycon Youth Ambassador of Ogun State in addition to house and cash gifts, the governor announced on his social media handle.
“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.”
However, it seems that some persons are not happy with this gesture as they felt that the governor awarding the reality star a cash of 5 million naira and other gifts was too much as he had already emerged winner of the N85million grand prize.
To many, the governor’s gesture was a “misplaced priority” as many see the Big Brother show as a waste of time as the Ooni of Ife has once called for the scrapping of the show.
GWG gathered some of the reactions:
Abdool Moh @abdool_moh wrote: “We are cursed with misplaced priorities in this country.”
Edmund @EdmundOris wrote: “Nigerian Governors and politicians be tweeting about Big Brother but become mute when it’s about Police brutality or SARS harassment. Misplaced priorities. I’ve never seen bigger clowns.”
General_Oshodi_to_the_world@fattylincorn01 wrote: “Ogun state Governor look like a misplaced priority to me.”
Gateway Traffic Ogun state @GatewayTraffic wrote: “Misplaced priority by my very revered governor Dapo Abiodun @dabiodunMFR This is not part of the schemes to building a better future for the youths.”
Dr Bhagirath Manda IRS@DrBhageerathIRS wrote: “Many times our priorities are misplaced. Time to reset them. “
ALHAJI.OMO IYA WAEC.@OMOIYAWAEC77 wrote: “A governor of a state gave an additional N5m and a bungalow to a guy who just won N85m while people are living in terrible conditions in his state. We have a serious problem of misplaced priorities.”
The Polymath@Cappadiszle wrote: “I don’t get. Since when did participating in a reality show become worthy of state recognition? Did these housemates proffer some innovative solutions to societal issues or make a vital contribution to the GDP by sitting in a house for 2 months? These are misplaced priorities!!”
Omosefe@justflourish1 wrote: “Who is the bambiala now. Hypocrites.. It shows we weren’t doing a bad thing y’all were just pained.. I laugh in misplaced priority .”
Olu Onemola@OnemolaOlu wrote: “This is the icing on our misplaced priorities cake.”
@BBNaija Show has been demoralising our society since its inception. The same Governor that gives Only handshakes to Over all best and first class students during their Convocation. Pure Shame!”
Adebayo Ibrahim Adisa (All iz Well)@A_IbrahimAdisa wrote: “What a country!!! If someone that graduated from @BBNaija can represent the whole of the youth in a state, then it only show what the Gov. is giving preference to. If I may ask… What good has
@BBNaija brought to our (reasonable) youth in the society..???”
Adebayo Ibrahim Adisa (All iz Well)@A_IbrahimAdisa wrote: “Whoever brought the Idea has failed us… Get Well soon my dear Country. Why would @BBNaija catch the attention of a Governor and Academic excellence Couldn’t… please get well soon Nigeria.”
Adebayo Ibrahim Adisa (All iz Well)@A_IbrahimAdisa wrote: “And Why are we so surprised,..?. The same Useless Students’ Leader of the state who Couldn’t agitate for resolution of ASUU Strike was Unreasonable enough to campaign for @itsLaycon