The Global Educators For All Initiative (GFAI), a global network of formal and non formal educators as well as educational institutions and agencies that are committed to the realization of education for all people from childhood to adulthood has appointed popular comedian, Francis Agoda (I Go Dye) a Millennium Development Goals, MDGs Ambassador.
Confirming this in an exclusive interview with ENCOMIUM Weekly’s Associate Editor, Uche Olehi (on Friday, January 17, 2014) I Go Dye touted as one of Africa’s funniest comedians, said the appointment would encourage him to serve humanity more.
He also revealed his terms of engagement, perks of his new status as well as where he is headed career wise.
Congratulations on your recent appointment as United Nations MDGs Ambassador by Global Educator For All Initiative on Millennium Development Goals (MDGS).
Thanks for the compliments and felicitations.
When was that, please?
It was last weekend.
Why do you think you were considered for this special Honour/Assignment?
I think its God’s grace, because He knows the reason beyond what I might be able to explain or comprehend.
It’s just as usual, dedication and commitment to self service to humanity.
So what are your statutory duties as a millennium development goals Ambassador?
It’s just to continue the commitment on humanitarian service and to project the Global Educators Initiative on any assigned responsibility to facilitate the realization of United Nations MDGs.
Any Monetary Reward?
Money is not qualitative attribute when it comes to services associated with humanity. Remarkably, late Dr. Nelson Mandela never got any prize money for his incarceration, but the legacies and honours that followed his life time cannot be measured on financial standards. It’s a life-challenging honour to serve.
How is life at large?
Fine. Because I live my life, guided by this quote, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change and the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference”.
And career wise, what are your plans for this year?
By God’s grace it will be a fulfilling year. I am committed to services that would translate into talent discovery and youth empowerment.
Is your multi-million naira Benin mansion finally completed?
We are still where God wants us to be.
How much have you spent so far on the edifice?
Price of sand and bag of cement never still change o!
How is your comedy DVD, Game Changer doing in the market?
We thank God, it is doing well.
How does it feel to be rated among the best comedians in Africa?
I am not an assessment kind of personality, I believe it’s one stage occupied by different actors, but everyone is the best.
What is your ultimate ambition in life?
Finding answers and solutions to things I can change.