Nigerian comedian, Francis Agoda, popularly known as I Go Dye, has been honoured by the Nigerian Army.
The comedian, who expressed surprise at the honour, thanked the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Buratai Tukur for his gesture, adding that it would challenge others to work with the army.
He said, “When I dedicated the Africa child prize to this noble institution, I was just expressing gratitude for their sacrifices.
“Never did I envisage that my little contribution will be identified for commendation.
“I’m indeed grateful for this honour presented to me by the chief of army staff and the Nigerian army.
“It will challenge many others to cooperate and expand partnership with the army; promoting a sense of responsibility to all citizens of this country to understand that the fight against terrorism and other agitations are not in our best interest.”
The recognition is coming barely a month after he was awarded with the African Child Prize alongside Oby Ezekwesili and others.
At the time he received the African Child Prize award, he dedicated that honour to the Nigerian army.
In his words, “I dedicate this award to the Nigerian army for sacrificing their lives to rescue some of the Chibok girls,’ he said, adding, “and also to those that lost their lives in the war against terrorism, I say you are the true heroes of the African child.”
By Bright Bassey