Before Nigeria was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state was a clean-shaven man, always spotted with his characteristic "Awolowo" cap.
However, since Nigeria confirmed its index case of COVID-19 in February 2020, the Ogun state governor is one of those who have consistently worn face mask, leaving people in the dark concerning his current "facial outlook".
Thus, social media was awash with reactions when Governor Abiodun was seen spotting "white beards" in the new pictures he dropped alongside his New Year message on Friday, January 1.
Some even said the Ogun state governor, with his new look, resembles the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige.
See below some of the reactions on Facebook:
Adekoya Mayowa Jacob said:
"I have never seen Dapo in bear. Showing us his new year look."
Your new look is good. Happy New Year sir.
Femi Lawal said:
"Our governor's new look is so unique like the then "Fadeyi oloro". All of us go follow you sir,so that people in other states can feel how much we love our governor."
Aturu Sunday commented:
"Mr Governor is that you? Because these your new year look get as he be."
Nigerians on Twiter are also not left out. See some of their reactions below:
Ridwan Adeleke™, @serikinaani, said:
"When did you start growing beards sir? It's fine but It really changed your looks... You resemble Chris Ngige"
Sokoya olugbenga, @Sokoyaolugbenga, said:
"New look mr Governor,finest .happy new year oo"
Ayodeji Gasby, @Gasbytweet, said:
"Happy New Year, Your Excellency!!!
"I love this new look!!!!"
E.D Rufus, @Greatrufus1, said:
"I almost can't recognise my Governor again with his white Irun'gbon. 2021 look na wow!"
Meanwhile, in a previous report, Legit.ng takes a look at how some Nigerian governors manage to keep fit by engaging in some physical exercises despite the demands of their works.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state, Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, and Seyi Makinde of Oyo state were featured in the report.
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