Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has called on Nigerians to take responsibility for their survival and of rectifying the huge gaps in the Muhammadu Buhari administration, which has shown “outrageous nepotistic tendencies.”
The celebrated professor, while speaking on ARISE News, noted that citizens cannot depend on the government after its abysmal first term.
We the citizens have to take a very good look at the huge gaps, the huge lacuna in governance in this nation and then take responsibility for our own survival.
Soyinka believes it is futile spending on the government “after its abysmal first term.”
We talked about community policing Amotekun, it’s a recognition of the fact that the civic part of the entire national polity has got to wake up in its own, not just defence, but for its survival.
Recall that Soyinka, in one of his recent criticism of Buhari, said that it was best for his sanity to forget about the existence of the Buhari-led administration.
Speaking with Kaftan TV on board the Lagos-Ibadan train service, Soyinka said:
I don’t want to talk about Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
I think it is best for my sanity just to avoid that overall question. I can take bits and pieces of Nigeria’s present predicament but I think for one’s sense of balance, one must forget the existence of the Buhari administration.
The position held by Soyinka was supported by many critics of the current administration, who claim that the incumbent has taken Nigerians several years behind