Reno Omokri commends the Super Eagles coach and advises the president on matters pending.
The Nigerian lawyer, bestselling author, and human rights activist Reno Omokri posted on his Facebook account.
“Dear Buhari, You see how the local coach, Augustine Eguavoen, is doing better than the multimillion-dollar foreign coach, Gernot Rohr? Maybe our local doctors would prove to be better than your multimillion London doctors if you give them a chance.
Maybe our local economy will get better if you stop taking external loans and start cutting internal waste. If Augustine Eguavoen can do it with the little he has, believe me, you can do it with the much you have!
Meanwhile, on a serious note, our government should consider paying Augustine Eguavoen the same megabucks they paid Gernot Rohr. We cant pay Rohr millions for delivering failure and pay Eguavoen less for delivering success. My people, do I speak well in this?
This post was accompanied by comments on Facebook,
Dimbo Atiya said
“Austin Eguavoen will not be succeeding with this team now if it wasn’t for Rohr building the team over the years. Say all you want but he is adding to a solid structure Rohr had built over the years. We Nigerians like to amplify sudden success forgetting there is or was a process to it. That is why instant gratification has become a thing. Give the former coach his due respect”.
Ambtony Micheal commented “#! You have spoken well sir. It’s high time we start believing in the technical abilities of our indigenous coaches and other professionals in various fields of endeavors.”
He also posted in his Instagram account
“With the amazing job done by Augustine Eguavoen so far, I’m rather nonplussed by the NFF’s statement that he would not be paid a salary, but only match bonuses. If Buhari that has destroyed Nigeria is collecting a salary, then Eguavoen that has restored Super Eagles deserves his.
Nigeria must be a performance-rewarding country if we are to grow. Why would we want to deny a man that has brought us some of the only very good news we have heard in a long time his due? No, no, no, no. If NFF refuses to pay him, then I call on wealthy Nigerians and corporations to pay him and I pledge to contribute!”
A while later Reno Omokri, and Nollywood actor, Deyemi Okanlawon, had an exchange on social media over the use of the word ‘local’.
After Reno shared a post where he praised Nigeria’s coach, Augustine Eguavoen for his effort with the Super Eagles. He noted that Augustine as a ‘local coach’ was doing better than the foreign one.
However, Deyemi Okanlawon did not find the use of the word ‘local’ friendly but rather insulting term while describing the coach
As expected, Reno replied to Okanlawon. On his Instagram page to advise the actor.
“I did not grow up in a ghetto. I grew up in the United States and Nigeria. And where I grew up, the word ‘local’ is not an insult. The word ‘foreign’ isn’t also a compliment. I became a resident in the US at age 9. I can speak in a foreign accent, but I choose to speak with a ‘local’ accent because I am proud of my roots”.