Foundation Launches ‘Corruption Not in My Country’ Media Campaign

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Oluchi Chibuzor

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the Akin Fadeyi Foundation has launched the ‘Corruption Not in My Country’ (CINMC) Television drama skit and ‘Never Again’ Radio Drama series.

The initiatives are part of efforts to encourage accountability messaging and spur community action against corruption.
The Executive Director, Akin Fadeyi Foundation, Mr. Akin Fadeyi, disclosed this in Lagos, at the launch of the second season of the CNIMC advocacy drama skits and the unveiling of the new radio drama series, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation.

The director, who was represented by Mrs. Obialunanma Nnaobi, said as an organisation the company doesn’t accept unsolicited proposals.

He also noted that it aims to use the educative entertainment advocacy against corruption in their current On-Nigeria project centred on fighting the menace, “even to the children in their various schools with current number of Secondary Student participating in the programme.”

Fadayi, noted that dishonesty in many sectors such as power, health, education deserves urgent interventions by the government.
He further stated that many perpetuators were exploiting every situation to smile to banks, especially the possibilities for questionable procurement processes within Ministries, Agencies and Parastatals.

He urged the government to declare a state of emergency in the educational sector, upgrade infrastructure, modernise learning environment and rehabilitate schools to instil a sense of dignity and self-respect.

According to him: “It is not a surprise that our academic institutions are producing ill-equipped graduates, while our colleges are also so morally bankrupt and infrastructural deficient to the alarming extent that they cannot compete globally.

“Recently, we discovered sharp practice online in the educational sector, where students indulge in examination malpractices for JAMB, WAEC and other related examinations, which we have written to Ministry of Education with no reply or have seen step to halt this embarrassment.”

Earlier in his remark, the Country Representative, MacArthur foundation, Dr. Kole Shetima, said there was need for giving incentives to good people and punishment to bad people.

He added that daily experience of Nigerians in terms of corruption; include police officers soliciting for money from motorists on the highway; medical personnel soliciting money from patients to give them hospital cards, among others.