Nobel Laureate, W. Soyinka. Source: Facebook

Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has said President Muhammadu Buhari is in a trance.

The literary icon, while reacting to a question on the three things he would tell the President if he meets him, stated: “I will say Mr. President you are in a trance.”

Soyinka stated that the sooner the President got out of the trance, the better for Nigeria.

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Asked the form of trance the President was in, the Nobel laureate said, “I don’t know. So many unforced errors. Take for instance the suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf, reinstated by the President.

“What is that about? What is going on?”

Soyinka had earlier held a press conference in Lagos on the state of the nation titled ‘Nomads and Nation: Valentine card or valedictory rites.’


He also called on relevant authorities to check the wave of attacks being perpetrated by armed herdsmen across the country.

Soyinka noted that the phenomenon of herdsmen and farmers clashes is not new but a matter that has graduated to an alarming state in the last eight years.

He called for an organised resistance to the menace, describing the killer herdsmen as a new breed of Boko Haram and internal colonialists.

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Ogbolu Oshogwe George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a reporter at Concise News.