Gospel singers, Nathaniel Bassey and Wale Adenuga have joined the list of critics of Governor Dapo Abiodun for giving a total of N5miillion and a three-bedroom bungalow to the winner of the 2020 Big Brother Naija reality TV show, Laycon.
Responding to the act, Wale Adenuga via Instagram wrote “I’m totally disheartened by the Governor of Ogun state making the winner of #bbnaija an ambassador of the state, rewarding him further with cash and a house.
No thanks to you sir for further entrenching the sad narrative that we are a nation that rewards trivialities and mediocrity.
Our values keeps going to the dogs!
Post Script: I’ve had so many comments on this and that’s to be expected. People have taken exception to the term ‘dogs’. This is an idiomatic expression and NOT the labelling of a person. My apologies to you for misconstruing that figure of speech and definitely won’t come here labelling anyone a dog.”
Also responding, Gospel singer Nathaniel Bassey wrote “God bless you pastor Wale for posting this. Many are twisting this already. I believe pastor Wale is highlighting the idea of this and not necessarily about the person involved.
I would personally frown at @wale.adenuga calling a human being a dog. And in fact will call him to edit it. But in this case that was a figure of speech. Not referring to the young man. It’s more about the idea.”
Kemi Filani News recalls that Laycon was appointed the Youth Ambassador or Ogun state on Tuesday by the state government, Dapo Abiodun.
“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 Ogun state Governor had said.