AFF launches ‘corruption not in my country’ campaign with TV drama skit and radio drama series
The Akin Fadeyi Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, has launched the Corruption Not in My Country (CINMC) television drama skit and Never Again, a radio drama series sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation.
The initiatives according to the foundation are part of efforts to encourage accountability messaging and spur community action against corruption. Executive Director of the Foundation, Mr. Akin Fadeyi, disclosed this at the unveiling, which held in Lagos,
Represented by the foundation Director of Programmes, Mrs. Obialunanma Nnaobi, the director said AFF, as an organisation does not accept unsolicited proposals.
Fadeyi stated that it aims to use the educative entertainment advocacy against corruption in their current On-Nigeria project centred on fighting the menace, “even to the children in their various schools with current number of secondary student participating in the programme.”
He noted that dishonesty in many sectors such as power, health, and education deserves urgent interventions by the government. He further stated that many perpetuators were exploiting every situation to smile to banks, especially the possibilities for questionable procurement processes within Ministries, Agencies and Parastatals.
Fadeyi urged the government to declare a state of emergency in the educational sector, upgrade infrastructure, modernise learning environment and rehabilitate schools to instill a sense of dignity and self-respect.He said, “It is not a surprise that our academic institutions are producing ill-equipped graduates, while our colleges are also so morally bankrupt and infrastructural deficient to the alarming extent that they cannot compete globally.
“Recently, we discovered sharp practice online in the educational sector, where students indulge in examination malpractices for JAMB, WAEC and other related examinations, which we have written to Ministry of Education with no reply or have seen step to halt this embarrassment,” he added.
Earlier in his remark, the Country Representative, MacArthur foundation, Dr. Kole Shetima, said there was need for giving incentives to good people and punishment to bad people.He added that daily experience of Nigerians in terms of corruption; include police officers soliciting for money from motorists on the highway; medical personnel soliciting money from patients to give them hospital cards, among others.