Ekiti State Governor,
Fayose made the comment on Monday, September 5, 2016, during a meeting with senior civil servants in the state.
According to Tweets by Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka, the governor said:
“Whatever I do, they will condemn. When I wore T-shirt to the House of Assembly, they said I didn't dress properly.”
“But when the Facebook founder came to Nigeria, wearing T-shirt and jeans, they hailed him. They said he was humble. Hypocrites, that's what they are.”
Zuckerberg paid a surprise visit to Nigeria on Wednesday, August 31, and was praised by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo for his simplicity.
“I am impressed by your simplicity in sharing your knowledge and wealth with those with less income. In our culture, we are not used to seeing successful people appear like you. We are not used to seeing successful people jogging and sweating on the streets,” Buhari said after a meeting with Zuckerberg on September 2.
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Osinbajo’s commendation came after Zuckerberg donned a suit to meet with Buhari at the Presidential Villa.