1. Corruption In The Nigerian Society: Lessons From Julie Okoh’s Who Can Fight The Gods
Rosemary Asen, Ph.D. Department of Theatre Arts.
Benue State University Makurdi.
The paper focuses on the theme of corruption in Julie Okoh’s ‘Who Can Fight the Gods?’ The play exposes various forms of corruption in a university setting such as examination malpractice, the university’s bursar misuse of the institution’s subvention and unnecessary and excess demands by the visitor to the university. These corrupt practices exemplify the situation in the Nigerian society. The play is, therefore, a call to Nigerians to view the corrupt state of the nation so that steps can be taken to curb the menace. Some of the recommendations for fighting corruption in the play include: the need for individual citizens to develop personal integrity, education of the young ones against corruption and the need to promote good leadership. The play depicts the fact that, though the Nigerian state is very corrupt, the situation is not hopeless if there is a concerted effort by all segments of the Nigerian society to fight corruption in the nation.