By Folake Alu/Gistmaster.com
If you meet someone like Nigeria’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote don’t thank your stars yet because you might not get a penny off him no matter the kind of story you tell or ‘hail’ him like area boys too.
Some ‘Area’ boys had a bad day in the hands of the billionaire recently at Eko Hotel. After the event, Dangote was finding his way alone to the car park, some ‘area boys’ sighted him and they hailed him so much that their lips was almost peeling off (lol) but Dangote dropped nothing and they were so disappointed.
However,Governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao Akala is different. Area Boys shout halleluyah anytime they find him high profile events. The man ‘drops’ and they always go home counting their blessings. Just yesterday at the wedding of Gbolahan Obanikoro, (son of Musiliu Obanikoro, Nigeria’s high commissioner to Ghana and former Lagos State gubernatorial aspirant ) to Debola Olopade, some people almost killed themselves over the money the governor dropped. It was indeed a do or die affair as they struggled to share the largesse from the gold chain loving governor.
gistmaster.com gathered that when it was time to leave, the governor was surrounded by praise singers and street urshins otherwise known as Area Boys. It took the governor’s aide to assit him get to his car, then as pay back for their praises, Akala wades of Naira notes (which many believed was nothing less than N300,000).
While some wanted to keep the money for themselves, others were ready to die if they didn’t get a part of the the Naira rain.