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Reactions as Wike gives physically disabled man bundle of new naira notes

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike stirred reactions from Nigerians after he doled out cash to a person living with disability.

In a video posted by entertainer, Tunde Ednut, Wike was addressing people of Rivers during a state sponsored event when a physically challenged man who was beckoned moved to the stage.

The governor then brought out a stack of mint new naira notes and handed it to the man who pocketed it and thanked him.

Nigerians shared divergent views on the act as some wondered how he was able to get bundles of the new note so easily.

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amaxingayluxury; He gave him a bundle, is that a survival? How about put necessary infrastructure for people with disability!

tolulope__12; Obi no fit give him biko na picture e fit take with him that man kala gan

ndphil25; That’s 100k. Won’t getting him a wheel chair and setting up something for him be better? That 100k won’t last more than 2weeks. My thought. Pls talk ur on and don’t insult me

gylliananthonette; He put the money inside trouser straight..he no wan say the money get k leg

wendy_fierce; Allow people to be happy without destroying it with ur comments. Who told u he doesn’t have wheel chair? Nawaoh make e hold that one first. If anybody give me bundle for this money scarcity I’ll do appreciate.

Meanwhile CorrectNG reported how a Kaduna man, James Auta cried out after losing his wife and baby due to the country’s frustrating monetary and health policies.

His pregnant wife died after visiting a hospital in Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru Local government area of Kaduna state where he was unable to pay due to unavailability of the newly released naira notes.

Mr Auta disclosed that his wife was due for delivery but the hospital management insisted on advance payment before she will get attention.

Unfortunately she died because her husband, despite his efforts to withdraw money from the bank and other terminals, was unable unsuccessful.

The grieving man said he went with his wife to the hospital on Monday where the doctor asked him to deposit money before he could examine her.

He narrated; “I ran to my bank to withdraw money, but was told no money. I went back looking for POS operators, but I could not find any because, since the issue of new currency began, most POS operator locked up their business centre.”

Auta said that since he could not have access to his money, they decided to go back home, trusting God for safe delivery.

But his wife went into a labour at home late at night and he called a nurse in the neighbourhood but with the absence of medical facilities, the situation took a turn for the worse.

”My wife began labour around 11 pm. Since I could not withdraw any money, I called the attention of a nurse within our locality. But as my wife delivered, blood was coming out non-stop. All efforts by the nurse to stop the bleeding failed,” he said.