Nigerians have taken to social media to express their displeasure at the members of the National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) who went on a ‘thank you’ visit to President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent increase in their monthly allowance.
The federal government had increased the corps allowance from N19,000 to N33,000 to the pleasure of serving corps members.
In a tweet on February 6, the presidency had shared a video via Twitter of the visit and the speech of the corps member thanking Buhari.
The tweet said: President @MBuhari today received National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members on a thank you visit for the increase in their monthly Allowance. They were represented by Yinka Kolawole, Aisha Umar Bello, Agatha Nwakego and Tim Abasiandikan Udo. #AsoVillaToday
The video especially angered many Nigerians who felt it was unnecessary for the corps member to persistently use the term ‘Dear Daddy’ to address the president instead of ‘Mr President’ or ‘Your Excellency’
"Tears of Joy"
We are not exactly bright in this country!
— Paul Mogbolu (@Iammisterpaul) February 6, 2020
How will government officials know they are not doing the right thing when everyone that meets them massages their ego? Where are the people that can speak truth to power?
— Blessed Beyond Measure (BBM) (@Drmuzoic) February 7, 2020
Gather an envoy of youths to thank “dear daddy” for an increase in minimum wage, as if the money’s coming out of his account. Is this any different from Kingship? lol @_Its_Aimy
— Bruce Bateman Esq (@sugabillionaire) February 7, 2020
It's your money! Who will the politicians going to thank for their huge allowances….In a normal sense, all this is our taxpayers money. You worth more than that.
— FUNDAMENTAL HUMANS RIGHT(Revolutionary) (@AyoMusaobi) February 6, 2020