Seun Anikulapo Kuti, the son of late famous Nigerian Afrobeat singer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti has reacted to a viral video of Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade.
In the video, Ayade broke down in tears over the level of poverty in the state adding that he never knew that some people will still be living in thatched houses in the state five years after he emerged as governor.
The governor, who ordered that some people should be exempted from paying tax stressed that he was very prepared before he was elected as the Cross River State Governor.
He gave the order while inaugurating the Anti-Tax agency in the state as he stressed that low-income earners, farmers, artisans, small business owners among others should be exempted from paying tax.
Governor Ayade’s Crying Video
Reacting to the video and the claim by Governor Ayade, Seun Kuti opined that the Governor assumed that Nigerian youths can be fooled.
According to a tweet on his timeline on Saturday, the singer said, the youths now have a better understanding of the reason for their suffering.
The tweet reads “Oga Ben Ayade d crying baby tink say d youths b Mumu ni, e no Sabi say we don dey wise up now, our eye don dey clear well well to dey see d reason for our suffer.”
Meanwhile, in the Video, Ayade said he would rather task his brain on how to generate income for the state rather than put a heavy burden on the people he is governing particularly the poor.
The Governor’s decision to exclude low-income earners from paying tax has received a commendation from people in some quarters while some described his tears as politically motivated.
However, Cross River and Kogi state remain the two states that have not recorded an index case of Coronavirus in Nigeria as the number of confirmed cases stands at 7,261 with 221 deaths as of Friday, May 22nd, 2020.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, 2007 persons who tested positive for the virus have been treated and discharged.