A woman’s unusual prayer for a newborn during his naming ceremony has sparked outrage online.
In the viral video that has caused a massive stir on the internet, the child’s naming ceremony was underway when the woman officiating the ceremony said some words of prayer for the baby.
She placed a pen in the baby’s hand and prayed that the child would grow up to be one of the individuals who use their pen to embezzle funds in Nigeria.
“Akorede, I put this biro in your hand; amongst those that will use a pen to steal the money of Nigeria, your name will be there. If this baby become a governor or senator, it’s not an abomination”, she said.
The prayer sparked outrage and raised concerns about the acceptance of corruption as a norm in Nigeria.
Reacting, one Ajokeakanbi_ wrote,
“There is something called exaggerative expression in Yoruba language and most times if you’re not careful it can get you into trouble , she should have ended it at “you shall become governor” no need of the embezzlement, khai 💔.”
@femi wrote, “When u hear a lot of mothers encouraging their kids to do yahoo. U would think it’s all lies. Na them be this.”
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