Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu , has congratulated the Founders of Flutterwave after it raised $170 m and valued at $1 billion.
Huge congratulations to Gbenga and the entire team of @theflutterwave for this landmark achievement. Stories of how they are enabling SMEs are everywhere around us and as a government, we are committed to supporting deeper interaction. https://t.co/7srJog6rZa
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) March 11, 2021
News Mail Nigeria reports that Sanwo-Olu’s congratulatory message got backlash from Nigerians who accused him of killing many other start ups in Lagos like Opay, Gokada etc.
Read their tweets below :
“And then you block a citizen who didn’t insult but asked if you supported Gokada. You hold PUBLIC office yet you think people have no right to express their opinions (good or bad).
Well done, Jags. Your action has been noted. It would come back to hit you soon.
“Grand Commander Lekki Massacre
Grand Killer of Gokada and Opay”
Demola Of Lagos
“This clown is congratulating Flutterwave but it was the same clown that frustrated OPay, Gokada and MaxNG out of business.
Say na “supporting deeper interaction…” Ko fokin danu!”
“hmmmmmm….. Same way Gokada and MaxNg were supported?
‘m just asking oh.”
“Sanwoolu is audacious. Enabling SMEs by suffocating Gokada & co. Then congratulating the same Flutterwave they smoked during the EndSARS protests. You just know when Jagss is tweeting.”
“You want to support them the same way you supported Gokada, Oride and Max?”
“gokada was hugely assisting transportation of small & medium-sized enterprises in lagos.
Just because say dem no dey settle baba, jide end am. “
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“Look at you. After a suffocating Opay, GoKada and the likes out of business.
Flutterwave now has US $1 Billion Valuation . raised $225 million. Has 300 staff , operates in 20 African countries . Infrastructure reach to 33 countries . Processed 140 million transactions worth US $ 9 billion , has 290,000 business users – 500,000 users of its Barter product In 5 years.