"For me, justice is the prime condition of humanity." "You cannot live a normal existence if you haven't taken care of a problem that affects your life and affects the lives of others, values that you hold which in fact define your very existence."
– Wole Soyinka
His Lordship, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto
Dr. Oby Ezekwesili Co-founder, Transparency International
Theme: This House Should Not Fall: Renegotiating Nigeria's Social Contract.
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“Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth.”
Power of books & writing:
“And gradually they’re beginning to recognize the fact that there’s nothing more secure than a democratic, accountable, and participatory form of government. But it’s sunk in only theoretically, it has not yet sunk in completely in practical terms.”
Democracy & Nigeria:
“My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.”