An Igbo socio-political group, Aka Ikenga, has urged
the Federal Government to immortalise the late
Prof. Chinua Achebe by fighting corruption, poverty
and injustice across the land.
The group said these were the issues Achebe fought
till his death.
The group's President-General, Chief Goddy
Uwazurike, spoke in Lagos at a day of tributes in
honour of the late literary icon at the Nigerian
Institute of International Affairs (NIIA).
He noted that Achebe would have loved to be
remembered through academics.
Although he said it is not a bad idea if the
government chooses to name an institution or a
monument after the renowned novelist, Uwazurike
added that Achebe, being a principled and dignified
man, would have been happier if his death could
serve a turning point in reclaiming the nation's lost
He described Achebe as a man who learnt the white
man's language but wrote his stories with Igbo
syntax, as a result of his dire need to protect and
preserve the African culture.
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