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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Read what Soyinka Has To Say about Buhari’s Corruption War

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has reacted to the ongoing anti-graft war of the Muhammadu Buhari led administration, which has saw a lot of so called big fishes caught in the net.

Addressing reporters when the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, paid him a visit at the Freedom Park, Ikoyi, Lagos, Soyinka said he was confident that established cases of corruption would be brought to logical conclusion.

He said the government’s determination to give Nigerians a breathier atmosphere was fully manifested in its resolve to tackle corruption headlong, noting that the President Buhari is very well on course.
In Soyinka's words: “The reason is that we have not had corruption being exposed on this scale before.

“We haven’t had a situation where it is being alleged and proved that the money supposed to be spent on defending ourselves, nation and neighbours has been shared among individuals.

“We have never had a case of critical emergency where children are being kidnapped under our noses, we are helpless and our soldiers have been sent to the front to defend our very existence and we are not backing them up. It has not happened before.”

Soyinka further said the fight against corruption is going to be a hard one, noting that it has already started.

He maintained that the administration has advanced the country beyond where it took over from.

“There is no doubt the country has made progress. We are not where we were before this new administration took over.

“Again, we just have to be very careful and I make this remark again and again. Corruption fights back and the hardest fighters are those already within the cesspit of corruption.

“So, the fight is on two levels; one, directly against corruption and the second is that you are going to prepare for a counter attack. That is where we are at the moment and there is no retreat.”

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