- Soyinka has criticised Nigerians running abroad for medical treatment
- According to him, it is a shame that people travel abroad to seek treatment when the technology is available in Nigeria
- Meanwhile, he said to revive himself whenever he felt sluggish, he takes a walk or goes hunting
In a stunning rebuke to people who always travel abroad to seek medical treatment, Professor Wole Soyinka has insisted that he sees no reason why people would have to go as far as Canada, Europe for treatment available in Nigeria.
Soyinka who also spoke on his battle with prostate cancer said it is a shame that people travelled abroad to seek treatment when the technology is available in Nigeria.
“The options, I compared to other treatment I know about and I have seen in operation. And I don’t see why that kind of treatment or similar treatment should not be available. I don’t understand why there should not be a choice.
“I don’t see why people have to go to Canada, Europe to receive treatment which is affordable in this nation, it is a shame.”
Going further, the Nobel Laureate also gave an insight into what he does to improve his health and according to him, he does not visit the gym to exercise and he does not jog.
However, he said to revive himself whenever he felt sluggish, he takes a walk or goes hunting in the bush.
“But I believe that my normal active life is more than sufficient. At least, if I feel sluggish, I take a walk. If I feel very very sluggish, I take my gun and go in the bush and go hunting, not all theses artificial skyscrapers reaching towards nowhere. That is not my idea of home.”
Meanwhile, recall that Legit.ng reported that Soyinka narrated his experience battling cancer.
According to the literary icon who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014, his journey battling cancer has been uncomfortable but easy.
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