Nigerians criticise Ogun governor for donating N5 million, house to Laycon

Nigerians criticise Ogun governor for donating N5 million, house to Laycon

Governor Abiodun showered gifts on Laycon weeks after workers in the state embarked on a one-week warning strike over the refusal of the government to implement the new national minimum wage.

Some Nigerians on social media have criticised Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, for showering N5 million and other gifts on the recently concluded Big Brother Naija reality show winner, Olamilekan Agbelesebioba (Laycon).

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Mr Abiodun also gave him a three-bedroom bungalow and an appointment as Ogun State Youth Ambassador.

The governor announced the donation on Tuesday while hosting Laycon and his team in his Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, office.

This is coming weeks after dozens of Ogun State retirees protested over non-payment of their gratuities by the government.

The retirees, under the banner of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), said retired state workers are being owed gratuities from 2014 to date, while local government retirees also owed from 2011 to date.

The state workers also recently embarked on a one-week warning strike over the refusal of the government to implement the new national minimum wage.

The state is also owing law school students their bursary.

Reacting to the appointment of Laycon on Tuesday, several youth on social media accused Mr Abiodun of misplacement of priorities.

Some also wondered why the government “cares less about some universities’ best graduating students.”

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