Nobel Laureate and literary icon, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has passed a grim verdict on Nigeria, saying the country is in a mess and tottering on the brinks.
“We’re in a mess. This country is in a mess. It is disintegrating before our very eyes. This government is floundering,” he said during a media parley entitled: “COVID, technology and citizens banishment” held at Freedom Park, Lagos, yesterday.
“The problem here is that the government does not have a holistic grasp of the problems in Nigeria…If we are looking to this government for solution, then it means we are lost.”
He reiterated the call for convocation of sovereign national conference in which the various ethnic groups would come together and find pathways to their mutual coexistence as the only solution to various challenges confronting the country.