Nobel Laurette, Wole Soyinka on Saturday says Nigeria can’t remain together unless the government is decentralized.
There has been several call for restructuring which will reduce the power given to the federal government. But the National Assembly has been gradually amending the constitution, which many have seen as a slow process.
Speakiong as a guest on Arise TV, Soyinka disaid that there was no hope of Nigeria continuing together as one nation if the Federal Government fails to do the needful. The award-winning writer said he doesn’t think Nigeria can continue as one.
Nigeria has been mostly divided under the ruling government as some part of the regions calling for their seccession.
“Not if it continues this way. Not if it fails to decentralise. Some people use the word restructure, some people use the word…whatever. Not if it fails to decentralise.
“If Nigeria fails to decentralise and I mean, decentralise 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”, he added.
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