'No one' is in charge of Nigeria- Wole Soyinka
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Professor, Wole Soyinka, in his Twitter handle, said ‘No one’ is in charge of Nigeria’s leadership, as Nigerians lack visionary leaders to govern its affairs.

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He made this known on Wednesday while speaking on the various challenges that rocked the country in 2020.

Professor Soyinka said 2020 was one of the most pessimistic years for him because of the failures of leaders to manage the challenges confronting the nation.

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Newsmen reported that the scholar made the statement at the presentation of his new book: “Chronicles of the happiest people on earth” in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Prof. Soyinka also reportedly said the book, with over 500 pages, took him about 40 years to put together.

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“With the turbulence that characterizes the year 2020, and as activities wind down, the mood has been repugnant and very negative’, he said.

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“I don’t want to sound pessimistic but this is one of the most pessimistic years I have known in this nation and it wasn’t just because of COVID-19, no. Natural disasters had happened elsewhere but how have you managed to take such in their strides?”.

“Was calamity as a result of human negligence or as a result of malignant activities when people find themselves under the control of other beings which I am afraid what most Nigerians find themselves in, it is like you don’t know from where the blow would descend.”

“That is not the way a nation should be and that is not the way the citizens should exist. The situation has reached a point where you are not very sure of where you are going and where you will end it.”

“As I had said before, you don’t believe, in many instances, that anybody is in charge. That, really, is a parlous condition for any nation. So, I am afraid it has not been a very good year for me generally”.

Meanwhile, Professor Soyinka has been a critic of successive governments in Nigeria, other African countries, and despots generally across the globe since the 60s.

No doubt, he has been arrested on several occasions over this kind of activism in Nigeria by military dictators, as well as other political tyrannies.

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