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This country is in shambles, and the Nigerian government is floundering in front of our eyes — Wole Soyinka

Nigeria is in shambles, according to Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, and the country is “disintegrating before our eyes.”

Soyinka made the remarks during a news conference on Thursday, October 28 at Freedom Park in Lagos.

Soyinka, who sounded concerned about the country’s situation, remarked that the problem is that the current leadership lacks a comprehensive knowledge of the country’s problems.

“We’re in a mess. This country is in a mess. It is disintegrating before our very eyes. The government is floundering.

It’s not merely that the government is devoid of a holistic solution, the problem really is that this government does not have a holistic grasp of the problems of the nation and the environment in which we live and the time also in which we live in.

Part of the problem which we have in this nation, and which has plagued us, except for a few memorable times, is this ability to act in concert.

From time to time, we have a section of the nation come together and say ‘enough; we’re human beings; we will not be treated like beasts’.

Like #EndSARS for instance, that’s one such movement. Unfortunately, it ended somewhat tragically. But it doesn’t matter; it was a step in the right direction.

We’re going along piecemeal solutions all the time. One way or the other, one misses that sense of a grasp of the totality and understanding of the connection of one part of governance, one part of civic society to the others.” he said

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