Akin Fadeyi Foundation Launches “Corruption Not In My Country” Season 2
The Akin Fadeyi Foundation has announced the official launch of the second edition of its “Corruption Not In My Country” drama skit.
Making the announcement in Lagos on Monday, the foundation also unveiled a new radio drama series titled “Never Again” a Pan-Nigeria campaign against retail corruption at all levels of the society.
The occasion also marked the partnership between John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Akin Fadeyi Foundation in the fight against corruption in the country, Nigeria.
According to Mr. Fadeyi, represented by Obialunanma Nnaobi, Head of Programmes at Akin Fadeyi Foundation, the idea which began in 2007 has been able to point out corruption practices and exposed wrongdoings in the society and this has led to many organisations like ICPC, Nigeria Police Force, and National Orientation Agency to support the idea.
While speaking, Director of MacArthur Foundation, Africa Office, Mr. Kole Shettima explained that corruption has eaten deep into the country and its traces can be seen at all levels. “We see corruption in quality of education, rising insecurity, mother losing child because of quack doctors”, Shettima said.
According to him, the initiative of the Akin Fadeyi Foundation is in tandem with the mission of MacArthur foundation, hence the involvement and the partnership. “In Mac Arthur Foundation, we focus on accountability, corruption advocacy campaign, supporting entertainment industry, faith-based group and more”
Also, the Chairman, Association of Electricity Distributors (ANED), Sunday Oduntan said corruption is at all facet of Nigeria and it has eaten into the fibre of the country while lamenting that the generation to come may be worse than the present. “People get scared for whom we are, honestly we are corrupt- in Nigeria. We blame other person, it’s time to look at ourselves. We need to break down Nigeria and rebuild”, the ANED Chairman declared.
Making his comments, the Publisher, Cable news, Mr. Simon Kolawole said, we need to tackle corruption even at the lower level and not only those billions of naira stolen. “If we look at the economy, we will understand that we are being mentored to be corrupt. The little boy you sent to buy bread and doesn’t want to give you your change, when such a person becomes a local government chairman, you can imagine how he will use the state fund”
The unveiling is in continuation of the AFF advocacy campaign tagged, “Corruption Not In My Country”. The new series touch on a number of the aspects of the society. These include education, Power (electricity), health sector, politics and more. The campaign will be aired on TV and Radio stations across Nigeria.