By Newsie Events Media:
The foremost playwright and Nigerian Nobel laureate, Professor Soyinka has once again re-emphasize the need for the Federal Government to do the needful if it ever wanted the country to continue staying together as one nation.
He stated emphatically that for Nigeria to continue to exist as one country, it must as a matter of urgency, decentralise.
Soyinka made this known when he was asked during an interview with Arise TV “If he thinks that Nigeria can continue as one. The professor of literature answered, “Not if it continues this way. Not if it fails to decentralise. Some people use the word restructure, some people use the word…whatever. Not if it fails to decentralise.
“If Nigeria fails to decentralise and I mean, decentralise as fast as possible, manifestly not rhetoric, then Nigeria cannot stay together.
“Again this is not Wole Soyinka saying this. Generals have said it. Everybody has said; ex-heads of state have said it; analysts have said; economists have said it and that’s what is happening to the people on the streets; that’s why they’re moving; that’s why they’re demonstrating; that’s why they’re defying even threats from the police; from the government ‘if you demonstrate, you’re traitors, we’ll deal with you…we’ll speak to you in language which you’ll understand’.
“It doesn’t work with anybody any longer. Because the nation is on a suicide slide and the people feel that they do not deserve that kind of suicidal plunge and they have the right to say ‘sorry o, I’m getting out of this plane before it nose-dives.”
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