As part of effort to sensitize Nigerians against corrupt practices that have pervaded all sectors of the nation’s economy, a communication strategist, Mr. Akin Fadeyi has officially launched an anti-corruption campaign project tagged “Not In My Country” to a large audience in Lagos.
“Not in My Country” a one minute television drama series, is a citizen-led anti-corruption crusade designed to tackle corruption in the Nigeria system beginning from the grassroots.
Speaking at the media launch of the campaign as keynote speaker on the topic Impact of Corruption on Business and on the Masses, Publisher and Founder, Businessday, Mr. Frank Aigbogun, who was represented by Mr. Gbenga Adefaye, Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, Vanguard Media Limited, said because of corruption, Nigerian had been bruised, maltreated, diminished and labelled as the bad example of the Dutch disease.
He added that corruption had led to “infrastructural deficiency, no fuel, no water, faint hope and despondency.” Frank said: “The more anti-corruption commanders fight corruption, the more hydra-headed it becomes.
He stressed that “Not in My Country” project should start from the citizen voting the right leaders but lamented on the years Nigerians have been robbed by leaders who do not care about the people they govern.
Aigbogun stated that Nigerians ought to enjoy good roads, constant power supply and many others, but said that Nigerians have been long cheated.
He, however, challenged leaders who are true and committed to the change mantras of President Buhari to buy into the project in order to help Nigeria regain it lost image among nations across the world.
In his goodwill message, Professor Issac Adewole, Minister of Health, tasked every Nigerians to start the campaign with themselves in whatever they do.
Otunba Gbenga Kareem, Head, Unique Group of Schools, who talked about the role of parents in child upbringing, stated that parents had to instill integrity in their children.
‘Not in My Country’, a 33 film episodes of one minute each showcasing traces of corrupt practices in all facet of dealings, featuring some seasoned Nollywood actors like Afeez Oyetoro, also known as Saka, Bukky Wright, Jude Orhorha, Ganni Olowu and others.