Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, has stated that Nigeria is in shambles and that the country is “disintegrating before our eyes.”
Soyinka stated this at a press conference held on Thursday, October 28 at Freedom Park in Lagos.
Soyinka, who appeared worried by the status of the country, stated that the problem is that current government lacks a comprehensive understanding of the country’s difficulties.
“We’re in a mess. This country is in a mess. It is disintegrating before our very eyes. The government is floundering.
It’s not merely that the government is devoid of a holistic solution, the problem really is that this government does not have a holistic grasp of the problems of the nation and the environment in which we live and the time also in which we live in.
Part of the problem which we have in this nation, and which has plagued us, except for a few memorable times, is this ability to act in concert.
From time to time, we have a section of the nation come together and say ‘enough; we’re human beings; we will not be treated like beasts’.
Like #EndSARS for instance, that’s one such movement. Unfortunately, it ended somewhat tragically. But it doesn’t matter; it was a step in the right direction.
We’re going along piecemeal solutions all the time. One way or the other, one misses that sense of a grasp of the totality and understanding of the connection of one part of governance, one part of civic society to the others.” he said