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Nigeria Close To Extinction, Soyinka Warns

A few days after former President Olusegun Obasanjo claimed that Nigeria is becoming a failed state, Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka says the country is on the edge of total collapse.

In a statement issued by Soyinka, he stated that the Federal Government’s tactics of aggressively denying that Buhari’s policies and conduct were responsible for the happenings in the country would lead to collective suicide.

He said Nigeria is close to extinction as viable comity of people that are supposedly bound together under an equitable set of protocols of co-habitation devoid of a culture of sectarian privilege and will to dominate.

The Nation reported that Soyinka said former President Obasanjo correctly read the state of Nigeria before stating that the nation is more divided under President Muhammadu Buhari.

Soyinka, who noted that he was not a fan of Obasanjo said he had no reasons to change his stance on his record.

According to Soyinka, inequity reigns in the country and solutions to the nation’s problems are being trivialised by the Buhari administration.

You will recall that Obasanjo had earlier accused the Buhari-led administration of making Nigeria the headquarters of poverty as he also blamed the country’s current state on poor management of the nation’s diversity.

Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu reacted to what Obasanjo said by describing the former President as Nigeria’s Divider-in-chief (Read more here).

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