Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode reacts to the story of a young man who asked Prof. Wole Soyinka to vacate his seat

Earlier, we brought you a story of how a young Nigerian man exited Professor Wole Soyinka from his seat on a flight, a story which was shared on Instagram by oil mogul, Tonye Patrick Cole.

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode reacts to the story of a young man who asked Prof. Wole Soyinka to stand up from his seat


Tonye Cole had written on his Instagram page;

“I met one of the greatest Nigerians walking the earth today and as with other times, he was genteel, witty, forthright and humble. My smile gives me away as he permitted the picture whereas he would have preferred to get back to his newspapers.

Then we boarded the flight and after assisting him with his bags, he took the window seat and promptly started reading again. A few minutes later this young man, baseball cap, t-shirt to show his muscled chest and tattooed biceps boards the plane and tells Prof he is on his seat (which he was). Those of us including the cabin crew tried to reason with Bobo Fine to let the old man be but the chap refused.

He insisted Prof should vacate his window seat, which the old man quietly did for his original aisle seat next to him. I couldn’t understand how we got to this point where we no longer have respect for elders, even if are so ignorant of the great global personalities in our midst.

Is it too much to ask that an elderly man be allowed to remain in a seat allotted to you in the same business class cabin and the same row? Na wa o!

This has got a lot of people reacting with divided opinions. One of those who has weighed in on the debate is Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode.

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FFK believes the young man was disrespectful to have asked Wole Soyinka to stand up from his seat. According to him, it is not every right that must be exercised.

See his post below:

One Comment

  1. Good for him, you reap what you sow, the time he was disrespectful to the former president nobody said anything. After all he brought this to himself, why would he seat on someone else’s this also corruption and stealing. Let the truth be told, the young man never do anything wrong.

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