OPEN LETTER: Nigerians Are Very Hungry – I Go Dye Tells Buhari
In an open letter titled, “There is hunger in Nigeria, don’t let anyone deceive you”, which he shared on his Instagram page @IGoDye_, the comedian said it was high time the president did something before Nigerians hit a tipping point.
He lamented the alleged failure of different sectors of the nation’s socioeconomic life despite injection of huge funds, and lopsidedness in the president’s anti-corruption war.
I Go Dye said, “Your Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari,
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 (of independence) all sectors of our social and economic lives has been plunged in 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, self esteem has been destroyed, many weep and sleep on a daily basis without a meal.”
He added, “Sir, the funds recovered from looters in the past few years of your government is 739 billion Naira, Abacha recovered returned loot is 322,000,000 dollars equivalent of 112billion naira Totalling 851 billion naira. Why was the Abacha returned loots shared? Who are the beneficiaries? Why wasn’t the returned and recovered loots used to finance some of the basic social problems like electricity, repairing our refineries and creating jobs for our youths, build a world class hospital that can reduce the travelling expenses of Nigerians travelling abroad for medical treatment?
“Sir, if our hospitals were well equipped, you won’t be involved in foreign trips for medical check ups. When you eventual 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? How come politicians alleged with 232 billion naira cases of corruption are working for your re-election? Is it only those that are with you, that are the presumed saints?
Your Excellency, our budgets for the last 3 years of your government 2016 (6.07 trillion), 2017 (7.298trillion, ) 2018 ( 9.12 trillion) total 22.488 trillion naira, yet we do not have access to ordinary clean water, with escalated hunger in the land.
“In 2015, Nigerian was ranked 3rd among the poorest nations index but today in 2018, Nigeria is now ranked number one in the world overtaking India. That is why Nigerians are complaining.”