Soyinka Urges Buhari To Expedite Action On Niger Delta

Wole Soyinka met with President Buhari not long ago but won't disclose the agenda of the meeting
Wole Soyinka met with President Buhari not long ago but won’t disclose the agenda of the meeting

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to be more proactive in dealing with the problems of the Niger Delta region.

Soyinka made the call during a press conference in Lagos and was of the opinion that federal government was not doing enough to douse “the tension in the Niger Delta region”.

He called on President Buhari to change its government’s style and move swiftly to deal with the issues of the Niger Delta.

The resurgence in militant activities in the Niger Delta has badly affected the Nation’s revenue generation.

Bombings of oil installations have reduced Nigeria’s oil output by 700,000 barrels per day to 1.56 million bpd.

However, one of the militant groups, the Niger Delta Avengers, has agreed to a ceasefire and commencement of negotiation with government

On the Nation’s Education Sector, Soyinka condemned the removal of History as a subject in the nation’s school curriculum.



    He said the decision was responsible for what he called the low quality of the nation’s learning.

    The Noble Laureate also condemned the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast of Nigeria.

    He said the Boko Haram insurgency was a result of religious lunacy and called on security agencies to wipe terrorists out of the country.

    Soyinka, who met with President Buhari in the Aso Villa recently, said that the meeting was to discuss issues about his interactions in the House of Commons with the President.


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