Soyinka: Fight Against Corruption Is a Battle for Everybody

July 14, 2016, 2:01 pm

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Thursday, called on Nigerians join hands in the fight against corruption noting that "it is a battle for everybody."

Soyinka, who said this while speaking on 'Corruption: A Battle for the Arts' at an event to mark his 82nd birthday at the Oba's Complex, Government House, Abeokuta, said anybody found guilty of corruption must be made to face the full wrath of the law.

"The nation must be returned to its place of honour and dignity where anybody found to be corrupt in the society should be ashamed to walk freely," he counselled.

Speaking on the way forward on the corruption menace, Soyinka said corruption has eaten deep into the fabrics of the nation, adding that, "it's a battle for everybody and definitely the arts must be in front as usual.‎

"Not just the arts, the theologians, the moralists, the philosophers, the architects, builders, it's everybody's work. The law, NBA. Everybody is involved‎, even including you (journalists).

"There is only one way for corrupt people; it ends in where is that place where we have‎ the prison here? Ibara. It ends in Ibara, or Oba or Kirikiri," he said.

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