Again, comedian I Go Dye writes Buhari over hardship
Popular comedian Francis Agoda, popularly known as I go Dye, has written another open letter to President Muhammadu Buahri, calling his attention to the social situation in the country.
The comedian, who says he’s acting under his mandate as an ambassador for Make A Difference Against Corruption Today (MADACT), a UKAID honour, advises the President not to turn a blind eye to the suffering of the people and to listen less to his advisers who are not giving him the true picture of the country.
In the letter made available to the media, he said, “As MADACT Ambassador on ‘Make A Difference Against Corruption Today, it has expanded my passion to speak. It saddens my heart that after 58 years all sectors of our social and economic lives have been plunged into failure. Over the years, millions of graduates continue to wade through trying times, while youths with creative artistry, artisans and our young women have been denied the true values of nationhood, and our collective selfesteem has been destroyed. Many weep and sleep on a daily basis without a meal. There is hunger in Nigeria, don’t let anyone deceive you.”
The Warri-born comedian also questioned the management of recovered loots, urging Mr President to direct his effort to make the money count in the lives of Nigerians, who have no access to basic amenities of life.
“The funds recovered from looters in the past few years of your government is N739 billion; Abacha’s recovered and returned loot is 322,000,000 dollars equivalent of N112 billion naira, N851 billion. Why was the Abacha loots shared? Who are the beneficiaries? Why wasn’t the returned and recovered loot used to finance some of the basic social problems like electricity, repairing our refineries and creating jobs for our youths, building a world class hospital that can reduce the travelling expenses of Nigerians travelling abroad for medical treatment?”
He continued: “Sir, if our hospitals were well equipped, you won’t be involved in foreign trips for medical check ups. When you eventually leave office, which hospital would be standard enough to offer you these services and to other Nigerians? Who are the looters that returned the said amount? How come they are not facing criminal charges or being jailed,” he quizzed,
In the last line of the letter, I Go Dye implored the President to stand with the people, as he would be remembered as a great leader.“Please sir, use this opportunity to strengthen our values; let us all join in the fight to save our dear country from further damage because that is the only way posterity will smile on us,” he said.