In order to improve the dire economic situation and the dwindling economy in Nigeria, Professor Soyinka challenged the Federal Government to call an ’emergency economic conference.’
During a visit to the office of the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Thursday in Abuja, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, blamed the dire economic situation in Nigeria on the years of bad governance.
In order to ameliorate this problem, Prof. Soyinka urged the Federal Government to call an ’emergency economic conference.’
”Recovery is going to take quite a while…the President should call an emergency economic conference, with experts to be invited. Consumers, producers, labour unions, university experts, professors, etc.
”I think we really need an emergency economic conference, a rescue operation bringing as many heads as possible together to plot the way forward.”
While stressing that the government should maintain its war against corruption, Prof. Soyinka also stressed a need to pursue the anti-corruption campaign ‘within the confines of the law.’
Lai Mohammed expressed gratitude towards Prof. Soyinka for his visit and support for the anti-graft war.