Soyinka calls for imprisonment of corrupt politicians
Written by Morenike Adebayo on July 15, 2016
Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has recommended jail term for anyone found guilty of corruption, saying this will serve as deterrent to others.
Soyinka made this call in Abeokuta, Ogun State while speaking on the theme: ‘Corruption: A battle for the Arts’, during an event organized for the eighty-two students who participated in the seventh edition of the Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange programme to mark his eighty-second-year birthday.
Speaking on the way forward on the corruption menace, the literary icon said corruption had eaten deep into the fabrics of the nation. Soyinka noted that the war against corruption should be more inclusive and urged artists and other professionals to use their work to fight corruption.
Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, who was present at the event urged the students who participated in the programme, them to emulate the good virtues of the literary icon and become good citizens of the country. He urged them never to give up on Nigeria in spite of the many challenges facing the nation.