Wole Soyinka: “Nigeria Is In War And Only Competence Can Solve The Problem, Not Prayers”

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Against the Minister of Power’s speech over the weekend that Nigeria was facing a spiritual war and urging those who could pray like him, to pray hard.
After Nyanya’s bomb blast yesterday, Professor Wole Soyinka while speaking at an event in Osogbo have said, what Nigeria needs are competent leaders and not prayers.
He said for example, the nation could get help from similar countries that have survived their security challenges and learn from them.
Also speaking against a paper that quoted him to have said, prayers can solve the nation’s problems, Soyinka said: –
”I have never said prayers can help resolve the security challenges facing Nigeria. I believe the situation must be tackled without partisanship and all these uninformed comments cannot help the situation. We should wake up to the reality. Nigeria is in war and only competence can solve the problem, not prayers.”
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  1. Dear Soyinka, in an atmosphere of hate how do you demonstrate competence? Is it the type you demonstrated when Abacha doled out hate and tyranny in the air? Did you show competence in handling that situation as a citizen? Your comment only shows where you stand on the matter and it is not helping matters. The perpetrators of this crime want it all to look like GEJ is incompetent and you’re buying into it. Soyinka, you know better than this. It’s more complex than we think. It’s a democratic government we run and GEj follows procedures to handle the matter before him. Any wrong move taken to address the situation may end him where he least expected since he is in the mist of wolves that demonstrate the highest level of hate. Caution is the key. A cockroach can never be innocent in the gathering of foul.

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