Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has advised the president-elect, ahead of his inauguration to place a renewed focus on calls for restructuring, because Nigerians will not stop demanding to restructure.
He commented on his on “Roadmap 2023,” a Channels Television program. His comment is coming ahead of the new administration’s inauguration on May 29.
Soyinka advised the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to place a renewed focus on the persistent calls for restructuring, otherwise, its programs and policies will face serious challenges.
He said, “Whomever it is must understand that the people of this country will not cease demanding a restructuring of this nation.”
“New voices are being heard and they are more powerful than before. They are not just whining voices, they are voices based on actualities. We have failed in so many directions and they are saying, ‘let us try in this direction’ and you cannot ignore it.
“Otherwise, even your economic policies will fail, your infrastructure and transformation will fail. We will just go back threading the same old spur.”
Meanwhile, Soyinka noted also that a mould was broken during the just concluded elections.
Recall that there have been numerous requests for the Nigerian federation to be restructured in order to bring the government closer to the general populace.
Nigerians across ethnic, political, and religious divides have now joined the call for the restructuring of the country.