Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has warned that Nigeria’s war against corruption will not succeed until the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission corrupt leaders are held to account.
Professor Soyinka gave the warning on Monday at the opening of a four-day conference of heads of anti-corruption agencies from across Africa in Abuja.
To get a first-hand experience of the plans the anti-graft agency had for corrupt leaders, the Nobel laureate told those at the conference that he paid a visit to the EFCC headquarters.
“I took the trouble yesterday to visit the headquarters of EFCC. I wanted to see what would be the mode of hospitality for some of our leaders who will surely, sooner or later, pass through the doors of that beautiful (EFCC) building not far from here,” he said.
“I am not a vengeful person, but I think that until we make sure that some of our leaders pass through those doors, this struggle against corruption in this country will not be won.”