Prominent Nigerian comedian, Francis Agoda, popularly referred to as I Go Dye, has devoted his Appointment and Award received from the United Nations Eminent Global Peace Advocate to victims of the #EndSARS protests that happened October 2020.
The comedian posted this on his Instagram page as he shared an image of himself with the award.
He said in the post, “I wholeheartedly dedicate this United Nations Eminent Global Peace Advocate Appointment and Award bestowed on me to the victims of the EndSARS protest and the judiciary panel that gave some insight and recommendations to curb the future occurrence of such actions.
While proceeding, he advised the government of Nigeria to consider the judicial panel recommendation and bring out policies that will be suitable for Nigerians.
“Our pains are widened by the gap of poverty, unemployment, and injustice. I appeal to the Government to look into the judicial panel’s recommendation and seek a better means to reward Nigerians with economic policies that will caution against the effect of poverty that’s motivating the criminal tendency across the Nation because declaring any group as terrorists is not enough to stop crime.
“Government must create a secured environment especially the power failure for investors so that our youths can get employment, because no matter how much is spent on war or purchasing military equipment, none can stop the frustrated man from embracing violence as a means of survival.
“When we fail to promote peace by our simple failure to care for the less privileged and reduce the poverty index in our country, crime will certainly increase.
The newly appointed UN ambassador of peace seeks peace and unity saying, “We will continue to advocate for peace and sustainable development because the world is built on our shoulders. Only peace and love can sustain our existence. I’m indeed grateful to God Almighty for him alone takes all the glory.”
By Damilola Olufemi