- Nigerian comedian, I Go Dye, has been somewhat vocal on national issues in recent times
- His recent letter to former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, revealed his knack for politics
- At the #MadACTConcert2017, the comedian once again took a swipe at Nigerian leaders, describing them as dealers
- He called on the youths to wake up as there are important issues in Nigeria which they need to tackle
Nigerian comedian, I Go Dye, has described Nigerian political officer holders in the country as dealers and not leaders.
I Go Dye made the comment during the #MadACTConcert2017 organised by the Youth Alive Foundation (YAF) at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja on Saturday, December 9.
The veteran comedian who practically refrained from dishing out jokes to his teeming fans who thronged the venue, called on Nigerian youths to wake up and take their own destinies into their hands.
“Nigerian youths, we need to wake up. The world is changing right now. Youths around the world are using their mobile phones for positive change not arguing about Wiz Kid and Davido.
“We have important issues in Nigeria which we need to tackle. Those that are ruling us are just recycling themselves over and over again.
“They took over when they were youths...23, 24, 25 and they did not have any plans for us.
“Malaysia came to Nigeria to seek for funds to development their country and Obasanjo took them to Edo state and gave them palm tree. Today, Nigerian youths are stranded in Malaysia and Malaysia is doing well,” he said.
He further advised the youths to protect their future by speaking out in order to secure the future of the next generation.
On her part, the convener of the concert and executive director of YAF, Dr Uduak Okon, urged Nigerian youths to “stand up and fight for their nation.”
He words: “We need the youths to arise and to work so Nigerian can be better tomorrow.. They inherit this country, so when the youths are asleep, you have a broken system.
“Corruption destroys lives. Because of corruption, there is no job. Because of corruption we went into a recession so corruption affects everyone, we need the youths to arise to stand up nd wake up from slumber and begin to say enough is enough.”
Dr Okon recently advised Nigerians to see themselves as drivers of the anti-corruption crusade in the country.
She made the statement during an interactive session with media practitioners in Abuja on Wednesday, December 6.
The event which had the theme: 'Increasing Youth Participation in the Fight against Corruption and the Role of Media' was part of activities to commemorate the International Anti-corruption Day which was marked worldwide on Saturday, December 9.
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