Unic Press UK: Emeritus professor and Noble laureate Wole Soyinka has said that the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has failed to achieve the minimal level expected of a democratic government.
Soyinka disclosed his assessment of the current administration speaking to a group of students, who were in his home to celebrate his 85th birthday, the Daily Post, Nigeria, reported.
“The problems of this nation are beyond the solution that can be offered by this government, that’s the first admission; they have to stop thinking in partisan government. There has always been a major problem with successive governments. It’s easier on the state level to say that a particular state is definitely doing better than another state. But the central government has failed, that’s my view in the main. There is a minimal level which any government which has been elected to power must achieve to be considered a true representative of the people. Look at what’s happening today with the cattle all over the place, that’s a security issue which should never have reached this level. That singular act has resulted in hundreds of people being killed, farms were taken over; it has wiped away a lot of the positive achievements of the government. They need to confront this nation as a habitation of human beings where very serious issues like economy, security, health, even threats of secession come up every day and convoke at the same time, a national conference…”, Soyinka lamented.