It is another feather on the cap of popular comedian, Francis Agoda, known as I Go Dye, who has been made Ukaid goodwill ambassador, with a mandate to campaign against corruption in the country under the aegis of ‘Making A Difference Against Corruption Today’ (MADACT) movement.
Accepting the honour, I Go Dye who is also a United Nations Millennium Development Goals Ambassador, said he is ready to take up the responsibilities of his new status, observing that corruption is worse than Boko Haram and herdsman menace to the socio-economic advancement of the country.
According to him, “The quest against corruption is a continuous process for us all. It is beyond me, it is the responsibility of all Nigerians to take it upon themselves, most especially the youths, the new generational leaders. If we must win the fight against corruption Nigerians must take it upon themselves to act, speak and work against corruption.”
In addition to several other societal achievements, I Go Dye is also the United Nations World Habitat Ambassador and 2017 African Child Prize winner. He has also received UK DFID and Youth Alive Foundation Ambassadorial award to tackle corruption in Nigeria and made the list of 100 Most Influential Persons in Africa by Global Icons and 100 most influential Deltans, among other recognitions.
The comedian and social activist has charged every Nigerian to take part in the fight against corruption regardless of ethnicity or religious affiliation.