Soyinka declares support for anti-graft crusade

Soyinka declares support for anti-graft crusade
January 09 22:41 2016

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday expressed confidence that the present administration will carry on the anti- corruption battle to logical conclusion.

The literary icon said this when the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed paid him a courtesy call in his Lagos home.

According to Soyinka,  the level of scandalous exposure under the Buhari administration showed that government was really tackling the issue .

“We have not had a case where it had been alleged and increasingly proven that money supposed to be spent on defending ourselves, our nation, our neighbourhood, has been shared among individuals.

“We never had experience where we were in a state of critical emergency where children are being kidnapped under our noses.

“Never had there been in a situation where we are helpless and our soldiers are sent to the front to defend our very existence and we are not backing them up with conduct that shows integrity and commitment.

“Because of these reasons, corruption is really desperate and has chosen to fight back, but I am confident that corruption will be resolved,’’ Soyinka said.

He urged the Federal Government not to relent in its effort at bringing all those who looted the nation’s treasury to book. 

Soyinka added  that it should not be cowed by deliberate attempts to frustrate the anti-corruption crusade.

He described as “insulting’’, news accusing him of engaging in corrupt practices, and said that he was ready to face appropriate legal authority if properly invited.