Don’t play deaf to Obasanjo’s letter – Wole Soyinka tells Buhari

Nobel Laurette, Professor Wole Soyinka has advised President Buhari against playing deaf to the letter written to him by former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

The letter by Obasanjo was written to the president over the state of insecurity in the country.

Speaking with Daily Sun, Wole Soyinka advised President Buhari to “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.

In the letter by Obasanjo, the former president stated that a cloud is gathering in regards to the crisis between farmers and herders in the country.

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Agreeing with Obasanjo’s statement, Wole Soyinka added: “We cannot all be mere idle alarmists and all at the same time.

“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.”

Wole Soyinka - Buhari
Wole Soyinka – Buhari

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