There was a gridlock after Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, threw
wads of naira notes at Gwagwalada, along the Abuja-Lokoja Road on
Bello, who was on his way to Lokoja from the Federal Capital
Territory, Abuja in a long convoy slowed down at Madam Mercy junction
and brought out three bundles of N500 notes and threw them towards
According to Daily Trust, in the gridlock that lasted 10 minutes, the
governor was seen wind down the window of his vehicle, raised his
hands slightly with eight fingers in the air.
That led to some touts at a nearby motor park, Wazobia Park, singing
his praise as they dashed towards where the naira notes were thrown.
But they were not alone in a scramble for the money.
Commercial motorcyclists and some pedestrians too were not left out.