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Nigeria : Soyinka warns Buhari Over Obasanjo’s Letter


Nigerian Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has told the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, that he cannot ignore the four-page open letter addressed to him, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday.

Former President of Nigeria Obasanjo, on Monday, in an open letter bemoaned the alarming state of insecurity in the Nigeria .

Soyinka, said Buhari cannot “play deaf” to voices like Obasanjo and former Governor of old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa.

“Read the Obasanjo statement. It should be obvious to government, by now, that the nation is not sleeping easy.

“When voices as ideologically separated as Obasanjo and Balarabe Musa harp on the same theme, government should understand that this is not the time to play deaf,” he said.

Obasanjo, had in the letter, which centered largely on insecurity in the country, said as a result of the herders-farmers clashes, very onerous cloud is gathering.

Soyinka also agreed that Nigeria is hurting like never before in its history.

Soyinka also agreed that Nigeria is hurting like never before in its history .

“The nation is hurting. It’s hurting like none of us can recall in our lifetime.

“It’s a time for unprecedented approaches. The call for a national conference is not new; it is, however, taking on an accelerated urgency that no one should ignore.”

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