While speaking at an event, popular comedian, I Go Dye has addressed the reason why youths are reluctant to participate in politics.
Tagged: “Making a Difference Against Corruption Today”, the award was presented to I Go Dye by United Kingdom’s DFID (Department for International Development) with a view to inspiring the comedian to enlighten the youths about corruption.
Dedicating the award to Nigerian children and the country’s pensioners, I Go Dye observed that corruption committed against pensioners is the highest form of inhumanity to man.
“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 out now for their comfort, because this is part of the reasons young people hate public service, and when they get employment, they see it as a means to steal public funds in order to preserve them against foreseeable situations facing pensioners across the nation. May God bless Nigeria and keep all the pensioners alive, to eat the fruits of their labour,” he said.
I Go Dye has never been equivocal in his fight for the emancipation of the Nigerian youth. His many commentaries in this regard are fast becoming popular. Recently, he questioned former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar’s sincerity in using the Nigerian youth as a motive to drive his campaign for the presidential seat in the 2019 elections.