President Muhammadu Buhari has been inducted and crowned President of the virtual Stingy Men Association by Nigerians on the microblogging platform, Twitter.
This comes after a trendy image of the president handing over a meagre N1,000 to a bunch of kids who reportedly visited him surfaced online.
Buhari becomes the latest high-profile personality to be caught in the social media trend. Musicians Don Jazzy, Mr Eazi DJ Neptune, and Kaywise were inducted early this week.
ID cards were also printed and given to eligible members across the country.
The trend is a self-deprecating joke about men, amid the never-ending gender wars on social media, Pulse.ng said.
Close associates and aides of the president have commented on the image, noting that the leader never indulges in splashing the cash or handing out generous cash gifts to visitors and sycophants as most politicians in the land are wont to do.
How it started Where it's going pic.twitter.com/l03Kw7FH9N— Souljah (@jeffphilips1) January 13, 2021
"Buhari did these niggas dirty man. They wore their best clothes and baba gave them 1k. If I go to the villa and Buhari gives me 1k. Best believe I will fight him, and na DSS and him ADC go separate us," tweeted Radio personality Osikhena Dirisu.
Buhari did these niggas dirty man— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) January 13, 2021
They wore their best clothes and baba gave them 1k
If I go to the villa and buhari gives me 1k
Best believe I will fight him, and na DSS and him ADC go separate us pic.twitter.com/tQ3N56QfI6
When a babe asks you for tfare
Give her 1k and show her this picture pic.twitter.com/fhMaYf6y1j— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) January 13, 2021
There was more Twitter reaction about Buhari's induction into SMAN.
Imagine going to visit the president of your country and he gifts you N1000, what would be your reaction?????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/pZ0hd6hNLM— Chidubem Ferdinand Atuokoye. (@Trinity_Don_JFK) January 13, 2021
"National leader of Stingy Men Association showing y'all how it is done," chimed Segun Dada.
National leader of Stingy Men Association showing y'all how it is done. pic.twitter.com/fGbLXSGZ9L— Daddy D.O???????? (@DOlusegun) January 13, 2021
BUT BABA NO DEY JOKE WITH THE MASSES— CBN Gov Akinsola Ak???????? (@cbngov_akin1) January 12, 2021
This one go pain Egbon Dele Ovation wey dey sell pictures ???????? pic.twitter.com/SPNaRLCb1o
Even the president's social media aide, Lauretta Onochie, joined in on the fun.
And to think that SMAN members are already holding physical meetings across the country.
Our general meeting ended with no donation ???? pic.twitter.com/g1ZhtfqRib— Jagaban of Africa???????????????? (@Ecollins10) January 13, 2021