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Nigerians have lambasted the Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun and the Vanguard newspaper for giving Abiodun the award of excellence as ‘Best Governor Award’ of the year.
Governor Abiodun posted on his Twitter handle as being recognised and crowned with the award of excellence by one of the leading Nigeria newspapers, Vanguard.
The governor wrote: “As a further proof of pragmatic leadership approach and impactful developmental strides [sic], we have been awarded one of the top five governors of the year -2021 by Vanguardngrnews”.
Social media users, however, mocked Abidoun, spotlighting the shortfalls of the governor, especially in infrastructural development.
A Tweep, identified as General Gbassky wrote: “Top 5?? With all the bad roads in Ogun state? Common… you need to walk, drive through (most especially this rainy period) from Sango to Ijoko, Itoki, Agbado, Adiban, Gas-line, Algbole, Ajuwon… etc to understand what we are talking about”.
Another Twitter user, Dr of body language said: ” This is so scary. Dapo got an award of excellence. Come to Ado/Odo and you will collect the award you gave him back.
A user, Ka kashy said:”With people’s gratuity hanging??? When do you want them to eat the fruit of their labour, in the grave? Meanwhile, when PS and the likes serve finish, they get their entitlement immediately.
Omowonbioju wrote: “Thunder that will fire Vanguard news that gave you the award is already on it way.
Another users said the award was for the financial benefit of the awarder, adding that the governor needs to improve the state of some roads in the state to deserve an award.
Lomegudigudi said: “Sir, they only want to collect money from you. I swear, you are not doing well
Prince Adewale Adesoye wrote “Until you reconstruct Sango underbridge to Ijoko, Ogba, Iyo, Opeilu, Agbado, Okearo, Lambe; we are going to have you award.
Olaoluwa Opeyemi Medowmighty wrote: “For the groups that organized governor of the year and picks Prince Dapo Abiodun, MFR as the governor of the year. May your lives remain the same way how Dapo is governing Ogun state.”