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Gifting Burna Boy not bad, our politicians have stolen too much – Deji Adeyanju

Human rights activist, Adeyanju Deji, has said there is absolutely nothing wrong in gifting Nigerian artists and footballers. Adeyanju said ...


Human rights activist, Adeyanju Deji, has said there is absolutely nothing wrong in gifting Nigerian artists and footballers.

Adeyanju said this while reacting to the backlash against Governor Wike for giving Burna Boy land and money for his win at the just concluded Grammy Awards.

Burna Boy was hosted on Saturday by the Rivers State government for his Grammy award.

It was reported that during the homecoming ceremony, Wike gave Burnaboy some gifts which have now generated controversy.

He also gave N10 million naira each to the other artists who performed at the event.

This did not go down well with some Nigerians who took to social media to criticise the Governor.

While some were of the opinion that the money given to Burna boy could have been used to pay salaries owed in the state others said the gifts were too outrageous considering the situation of things in the country.

Adeyanju in a post on his Twitter account said the gifts Burna Boy and other artists received were just perfect.

According to him, our politicians have stolen too much so it would make a lot of sense if they choose to give back to society.

“There’s practically nothing wrong in giving artists or footballers money or gifting them homes they can live in.

“In honesty, our politicians have stolen too much from us and if this is their way of giving back to the society, then it is fine,” he said.