Wole Soyinka has given a thumbs-up for the current anti-corruption efforts in the country, just as he favoured a public-private partnership for the revamping of the glory-losing National Arts Theatre in Lagos. The professor of Literature and Nobel Laureate spoke to Lai Mohammed, minister for information, who paid him a visit on Saturday.
“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” Soyinka stated concerning the arms probe.
“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 also urged the federal government not to be distracted by cynicism against its anti-corruption fight.