Professor Wole Soyinka has described the President Goodluck Jonathan-led federal government as a huge failure to the Nigerian people. He gave this verdict during an interview on the BBC’s Hardtalk show.
In the words of Prof Soyinka: ”I have had moments when I feel Nigeria is a failed state but it is not beyond redemption. I must express my feelings that this government has failed the nation. The primary task right now for me is to demonstrate our sense of responsibility to those we bring into the world and those we send to danger zones. If we fail them, we fail the entire nation and lose our self-respect.”
He insisted that the ongoing global action on the missing Chibok girls must be sustained until the students are brought home. Noting that it will be a mistake to think that what is happening now affects only one section of the nation, he said there are cells breaking out in the southern part of Nigeria too.