Million of Nigerians took to social media on Monday being 20th March, 2022 to criticise the Federal Government ( FG ) of Nigeria and a media outfit, DAAR Communication Plc over their plan to stop them from watching world cup qualifiers encounter between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Black Stars of Ghana scheduled to take place on 29th March 2022 by 6pm at Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
According to them, if the Federal Government, and the sponsors, DAAR Communication are sensitive enough to the plight of Nigerians at this point where there is: all time fuel scarcity, inflation and general economic downturn, the Encounter ought to be free for all Nigerians to cheer Super Eagles to victory rather than tasking Nigerians to pay as high as N10,000 ( V.I.P side ) and N2,000 ( popular side ) to watch the encounter.
They queried that if Ghanian Government can declare the same encounter free for all Ghanians to watch at Bayara Stadium, Kumasi Ghana, comes first leg on 26th March 2022, what stops Nigerian Government from doing the same?
Few of their posts as culled by OurWorldGist are:
To Suleiman Tafa who posted from Kano: “What is this Government good at self? Water e no dey, fuel e no dey, work e no dey, Naira is now losing all time value, just to watch Super Eagles Qualifiers against noisy neighbour, you are asking us to pay? I no dey watch again oooo “.
Baba Jayu posted from Abuja, ” I intended to come to Moshood Abiola Stadium to cheer Super Eagles to victory on match day but is ridiculous asking Nigerians to pay such huge amount to watch the encounter”.
Samuel Boligo also from Abuja posted: “Why can’t this government give us joy for once? now they have appointed DAAR Communication to bill us before we can watch Super Eagles’ Qualifiers against Black Stars! What a shame of the Nation! Why can’t we learn from other Nations?”
Austyn Okoma from Garden City posted, “I can’t travel through road all the way from Port Harcourt to come and cheer Super Eagles to victory and DAAR Communication is billing me before I can watch. Is not the same DAAR Communication that we contributed money to rescue when its couldn’t meet up with its financial obligations in early 2000 ? Raymond Dopsi should know that we still remember the past. Instead of him extorting money from Nigerians, he should rather embark on social responsibility”.
Ademu Yaro posted from Kaduna saying: ” Federal Government should immediately stop DAAR Communication from billing Nigerians so that Nigerians can come out in their numbers and cheer Super Eagles to victory”.
For public notice, Super Eagles is in playing off with black stars of Ghana for Qatar World Cup 2022.