Francis Agoda, popularly known as "Igodye" is now a United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Ambassador.
Igodye regarded as one of Africa’s funniest comedians has been given this honor in recognition of his support for the realization of the MDGs in Nigeria.
Well, this Initiative is a Global recognition to individuals who have championed and enhanced through their work the overall development of humanity, based on selfless service, creativity and compassion towards human development.
However, this mandate strengthens the desire of the ace comedian Igodye who has been committed to philanthropic gestures, also advocating a non-violence approach to the resolution of conflicts among youths in Africa; inspiring the youths and advocating for good leadership towards the eradication of poverty.
“I feel honored and it will be more gratifying to me, when I will see that our leaders create opportunities for youths to be gainfully employed. Because as at today, millions of Africans are suffering, and faced with uncertainty. The future seems vague and no hope in sight. Until this personal desire of a better Africa is achieved; my heart knows no happiness; because someone is still sleeping without a meal.
But with this recognition, it shows that my work is not in vain. I Thank God for giving me this talent that is inspiring others and also to my fans all over the world who have been supporting me with their prayers and love. Without you, all these achievements won’t have been possible. May God Bless you all."
The United Nations Millennium Development Goals Ambassador came with a customized vehicle plate number: MDG AMB 7K Ambassador, international identification card and an honorary plaque.
Igodye is now among other UN MDGs Ambassadors around the world working to actualize the objectives of the United Nations.