I Go Dye gets award for anti-graft speech


Popular comedian, Francis Agoda, better known as I Go Dye, has been honoured by Ukaid and Youth Alive Foundation, for lending his voice to speak against ills in the society.

Recently, the comedian has been in the news for speaking on different issues that have to do with Nigeria, including corruption, welfare of the youths, good leadership, among others.

Sharing the good news on his Instagram handle, the comedian wrote, “First I thank Ukaid and Youth Alive Foundation for this, making a difference against corruption today. I am humbled to receive this honour and I feel more obligated to influence my generation to live selflessly”.

Dedicating the award to pensioners, he stated, “Consequently, I dedicate this award to all pensioners across the country and their children, whom have suffered so much for their families, bearing in mind that their parents worked selflessly for this nation, yet they have faced series of tribulations, just trying to get their pension entitlements.

“Many of these pensioner’s children have continued to walk the endless journey of accompanying their loved across the country. Honestly, their children and next of kin have gone through a lot. I commend their sacrifices.

“I want to once again remind us, that the issue of corruption witnessed against pensioners is the highest form of ill treatment against humanity, denying them their benefits is unimaginable in a society like ours that has no social welfare package for elderly people. We all should speak now for their comfort, because this is part of the reasons why young people hate public service and when they often get employment they see it as a means to steal public funds to preserve them against foreseeable situations facing pensioners across the nation.”

I go dye was recently in the news when he wrote an open letter to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, asking him to quit using sentimental empathy on the youths to express his political ambition.