The need to engage the youth in the anti corruption fight was emphasized in a meeting between Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, in Lagos.
Soyinka gave the suggestion while reviewing the Creative Youth Initiative against Corruption (CYIAC) project, a collaborative initiative between the EFCC and Professor Wole Soyinka’s Child Art Project in Nigeria, tailored towards employing art as creative vehicle to express ideas and feelings by children and youth.
The project seeks to identify young talents with vision for a corruption free society, and inculcate in them values of integrity, honesty and accountability through art forms – poetry, dance, drama, visual arts and essay writing.
Magu, while acknowledging the importance of art and its viability as a communication instrument, thanked the Nobel Laureate for his passion and contribution to the anti corruption fight through the Art Initiative which is in consonance with the Commission’s corruption prevention mandate.
Wole Soyinka was thereafter decorated with the EFCC lapel, in appreciation of his anti corruption and integrity stance.