Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, declared yesterday that the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to find lasting solutions to the issues of herdsmen has washed away the positive achievements of his tenure.
The writer said that the “carelessness and negligence” of the Buhari’s administration had led to the death of many Nigerians.
Soyinka declared this at his home in Ijegba, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital while hosting 85 pupils drawn from all the six-geo-political zones of the country to mark his 85th birthday. He said:
“Look at what is happening today, how is it possible for me to say for instance that I am pro this government. Look at what is happening all over the place. That is a security issue, which should never have reached this level.
“I am sure that carelessness and single act, which resulted in hundreds of people being killed in a massacre in their farms and their farms taken over, have wiped away a lot of the positive achievements of the government.
“It is an issue that is so serious and which concerns the welfare of you and me. “It is not that one likes to criticize for the sake of criticizing. No, it is just that we believe that there is a minimal level which any government must achieve to be considered a true representative of the people.”