Why Nigeria Can’t Remain Together – Wole Soyinka. Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has revealed what Federal Government must do if Nigeria is to remain as one indivisible nation.
Soyinka said Nigeria as a matter of urgency must decentralized if the country must remain as one.
The foremost playwright, who stated this during an interview with Arise TV, added that that’s the reason for the demonstration and why the people even defy threats from police.
“Not if it continues this way. Not if it fails to decentralize”.
“Some people use the word restructure, some people use the word…whatever. Not if it fails to decentralize”.
“If Nigeria fails to decentralize and I mean, decentralize as fast as possible, manifestly not rhetoric, then Nigeria cannot stay together”.
“Again this is not Wole Soyinka saying this. Generals have said it. Everybody has said; ex-heads of state have said it; analysts have said; economists have said it and that’s what is happening to the people on the streets; that’s why they’re moving; that’s why they’re demonstrating; that’s why they’re defying even threats from the police; from the government ‘if you demonstrate, you’re traitors, we’ll deal with you…we’ll speak to you in language which you’ll understand’.
“It doesn’t work with anybody any longer. Because the nation is on a suicide slide and the people feel that they do not deserve that kind of suicidal plunge and they have the right to say ‘sorry o, I’m getting out of this plane before it nose-dives.”