We Have Allowed ‘Slave Trade’ To Continue Under Nigerian Leaders – Soyinka Speaks On Growing Insecurity

Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has mentioned that Nigerians want to return collectively and deliberate on many issues which have gone unsuitable with them as a folks.

The pro-democracy activist acknowledged that the nation had reached a stage, “where a series of town hall meetings should be organised to ask ourselves retrospective questions about what has happened to us.”

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According to the Guardian, Soyinka mentioned this on Monday through the presentation and dialogue of his ebook, “Chronicles From the Land of The Happiest People on Earth,” contained in the British Library Knowledge Centre.

Soyinka mentioned the nation had degenerated right into a scenario the place human dignity has been devalued by vices such because the kidnapping of the Chibok schoolgirls and the latest alleged ritual killing of Timothy Adegoke Oludare at Ile-Ife in Osun State.

Fielding questions through the occasion tagged ‘An Evening with Professor Wole Soyinka,’ he famous that the failure of management throughout Africa has made “some of us sell ourselves into slavery.”

He famous, “The worst part for me is that we have allowed the slave trade to continue for so long. Who could have thought we would reach the state where people will trick one another to be used for rituals? We need a series of introspective sessions to ask questions about what has happened to us as a people.”

He described Britain as “a shameless country for continuing to charge me for visa.”

Asked by the moderator what message he has for the longer term, he quipped: “All l will say is let us restore the loss of humanity.”

Yesterday’s studying was the second ebook Soyinka offered to a London viewers in over a decade.

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