- Professor Wole Soyinka, a Nobel laureate, has distanced himself from secessionist agitations across the country
- The professor who is also a social media commentator explained why a united Nigeria is a better option than a separation
- Soyinka criticised the way the Buhari administration is reacting to the calls from secessionist agitators
Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, says he is not in support of any agitation clamouring for the breakaway of any party of the country.
“I don’t like the sound of a Yoruba Nation anymore than I like the sound of a Tiv nation or an Igbo nation. The reason is this: there are certain pejorative overtones, chauvinistic overtones attached to it. That’s not the issue.”
He called for the country to jettison the current constitution, which he said was imposed by the military.
Soyinka calls for a government of national unity
According to him, this becomes necessary because the majority of Nigerians don’t trust the government. He said only this way will the government earn the trust of the people.
The Nobel laureate stated that the time has come for the presidency to admit its inadequacy and seek a solution.
Olowu of Owu-Kuta faults citizens agitating for secession
The Nation reported that the Oba, who serves as the Olowu Kuta and chairman supreme council of Owu Obas, gave the advice when he spoke with journalists at his palace at Owu Kuta in Aiyedire local government area of Osun state.
The monarch faulted the agitation for a separate country, describing it as waging war against the state.