Harrison Okiri, a musician better known as Harrysong, has poured out his annoyance at Nigerians doing skits about corruption.
In a short video clip posted on his Instagram page on Wednesday, the gifted singer called out such people for joking about an issue that should be of concern to every Nigerian.
“People, this is not funny. This is not something to laugh about, do comedy skits with or trend with. People are on national TV calling themselves politicians and leaders of Nigeria mentioning huge amount of money they have stolen and are still stealing which ought to have changed this country for the better,” he said in the video clip.
“The country is in a huge debt. President Muhammadu Buhari is still borrowing, yet people here are still stealing and Nigerians are making skits and laughing about it.
“By now, we are supposed to be on the streets protesting that we don’t want this anymore and clamour for change in the system.”
The ‘Reggae Blues’ crooner said such attitude explains Nigeria’s underdevelopment despite its huge potentials.
He also called on Buhari to change his strategies to governance, noting his administration has performed below the expectations of Nigerians.
“You’re seeing the reason why we are in this situation. And please Buhari, all your strategies have failed us, please change them,” he added.
His comment comes amid the ongoing probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) which had been trailed by shocking revelations, accusations and counter-accusations.
It also comes about two days after Pascal Atuma, a Nigerian-Canadian filmmaker, called for imprisonment of celebrities collecting “peanuts” from politicians, noting most of them do not speak against bad governance.
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