Residents of Lagos state have berated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over his $5,000 donation to each Nigerian player for the Round of 16 victory over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) games in Egypt.
Governor Sanwo-Olu made the donation of $115,000 which equals N41.4m for the 23 players, during the half time pep talk with the players.
The governor made the donation as part of efforts to motivate the players who were then losing 2-1 to the Cameroonians, Punch reports.
According to a statement by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Captain Hosea Wells-Okunbor, a part of the delegation, also gifted the Eagles $20,000 each.
Lagos residents have since reacted to the donation expressing their disappointment to the governor’s neglection of state priorities, like fixing some of the bad roads, renovating schools and equipping security officials in the state.
One Lagos resident, Epijoe said, “Sanwo-Olu, your roads in Lagos are disaster. Instead of you to do something about it, you are flying up and down to watch a match that you can view at your home”.
Also, Tony Opara said, “I am disappointed with Sanwo-Olu.”
Sill reacting to the governor’s choice of priority, Oduche Azih said, “The last time I checked, the team was called the Super Eagles of Nigeria, not of Lagos State”.
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