God punish poverty: Nigerians react to Otedola’s Ferrari shopping for daughters
Femi Otedola, Nigerian businessman, philanthropist, and former chairman of Forte Oil PLC, an importer of fuel products has gifted his three daughters, Tolani Otedola, Temi Otedola, and Florence Otedola (DJ Cuppy) with new Ferrari vehicles.
This has received some comments from social media users. Some are of the view that in the middle of this pandemic, what must be done it help the poor with the money and not purchasing ‘needless’ expensive gifts.
Otedola is also the founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, and the owner of a number of other businesses across shipping, real estate and finance.
The photos of the new Ferrari vehicles were shared by Otedola’s daughter, DJ Cuppy on her Twitter handle
She wrote, “Papa took us shopping and bought one of each!”
— #OriginalCopy 🧁 (@cuppymusic) September 16, 2020
The Ferrari car in the market place is approximately worth $338,000 (N131,820,000) and above currently.
Read some of the funny comments as gathered on Twitter by Vanguard:
@Abu_swag “In a middle of a Pandemic when many people are unemployed and currently struggling to survive? Do you know how many families he can lift out of poverty or how many hospitals, schools would be well equipped with this money? Absolute waste of resources!”
@alexlobaloba “While some have said that Otedola lifted lots of people out of poverty in this pandemic. Go & read about the forerunners of CACOVID, see the amount he donated to the initiative. Come back & compare it to the amount he used to buy these ‘toys’ for his kids. Celebrate with them & pray for God’s blessings.”
@judithg60335778 ” God punish poverty and bless me biko”
@Boboye_Ak “One day, she’ll mistakenly splash water on me, she’ll come down to apologize. Then we’ll fall in love against the wishes of her father. But in the end, love will prevail.”
@VictorIsrael_ “The Last time me & my father passed a car shop like this, it wasn’t funny. My body mistakenly hit the car and the car security alarm started making noise, my father started running & was saying “God the child you gave me wants my face to show on Crimefighters. I’m not a thief o”
@dejiimole “Are you looking for a driver or just a wash man? I have a masters degree in washing cars. I’ve washed over 30 cars across 4 owners. Hire me cuppy !!! I can wash underwear too o as bonus Sleepy face”
@Mbahdeyforyou “Poverty, it will not be well with you”
Written by Kartia Velino