By Gift Olivia Samuel, The Sight News
ABUJA-Notable comedian, public speaker and anti-corruption advocate, Francis Agoda, popularly known as I Go Dye, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, publish names of corrupt politicians, so that Nigerians will know their real enemies.
I Go Dye said this on Monday in Abuja, at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Youth Alive Foundation (YAF), to be the Ambassador of the Make a Difference Against Corruption Today (MadACT) campaign, a movement under the Youth Participation Against Corruption(YPAC) project funded by the UK government to support anti-corruption fight in Nigeria.
The Comedian stressed that, to win the war against corruption, President Buhari has a big role to play, adding that he cannot be pointing fingers without Nigerians knowing the right people who are corrupt.
According to him, “Today, the reason why some of us lost our parents, brothers and relatives, is because of bad healthcare and that is caused by corruption .The reason our education system is bad and the reason why there is no light in the country is because of corruption.
“I believe that corruption is more dangerous than Boko haram and Herdsmen and for us to fight it, the president has to be more transparent to publish the names of corrupt politicians.
“He should not be bias, be it APC or PDP or any other party, Nigerians need to know their real enemies and also yield their voices no matter how little it is, their voices can be heard” he emphasized.
He further urged Nigerian youths to join the movement and say no to corruption.
He said, “As the youth De shout #EndSARS, De thing wey dem suppose to de shout na #EndCorruption, because na corruption wey carry those police men go road. So when them stop corruption, all these things go stop.
“I am very very happy to be part of this movement and now that I have support, I believe that I will speak more” he ended.
Earlier, the Executive Director, Youth Alive Foundation, Dr. Uduak Okon, noted that the Youth Alive Foundation reached out to I go Dye, to be a voice on the project, due to his vocality on social issues, improving outcomes of Nigerian youth as well as his call on Nigerian youth to do something about their development.
In her words, “We want to mobilize youth nationally to start a social movement and a reawakening on the need to do something about the state of corruption in Nigeria. If you trace the root of all kinds of social problems in Nigeria, it boils down to corruption
“So we need some people who are icons, who are influencers. I Go Dye has started calling on Nigerians to do something against corruption, he has questioned the development in Nigeria, the deteriorating state of social infrastructure and he’s called for us to have a government that would work for us and for citizens to demand accountability” Uduak remarked.
She officially announced and declared I go Dye to be a champion and an ambassador for the MadACT campaign.
I Go Dye is known for his outspoken nature, especially in the area of corruption and has severally called for good governance and an end to corruption.