Adeyanju Deji, a human rights activist, has claimed that there is nothing wrong with gifting Nigerian artists and footballers.
Adeyanju said this in response to Governor Wike’s criticism of him for giving Burna Boy land and money in exchange for his Grammy Award win.
Burna Boy was hosted on Saturday by the Rivers State government for his Grammy award.
SPORTYWAP reported that during the homecoming ceremony, Wike gave Burnaboy some gifts which have now generated controversy.
He also gave each of the other artists who performed at the event N10 million naira.
Some Nigerians were not happy with this, and took to social media to condemn the Governor.
Although some believe the money given to Burna boy could have been used to pay state salaries owed, others believe the gifts were excessive given the current state of affairs in the nation.
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.
“To be frank, our leaders have taken much too much from us, and if this is their way of giving back to society, that is fine,” he said.