Ruga will blow-up Nigeria, Buhari does not deserve to be re-elected – Wole Soyinka

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Ruga will blow-up Nigeria, Buhari does not deserve to be re-elected - Wole Soyinka

Ruga will blow-up Nigeria, Buhari does not deserve to be re-elected – Wole Soyinka

Prof Wole Soyinka, a Nobel Laureate, has voiced against the Nigeria’s government proposal to create Ruga settlements across the nation for herdsmen.

While speaking yesterday in Lagos at the launch of United Nations’ Solutions 17 SDG programme, Soyinka berated the federal government for the idea, which he stated can cause the nation to explode.

According to the Professor, “Ruga is going to be a blow-up if not handled properly. But come to think of it, why do we acquire our policies from good models? This is not the way people and countries deal with issues of cattle.

“I have travelled far and wide. It has to be handled in a way that is logical, comprehensible to the environment. When cattle walk up to the window of my house in Abeokuta, a house which is known as a residential area, then there’s a serious problem.

“When cattle make its way down to Ijebu Ode and eat up their plant seedlings and so on and you expect people to stay mute?”

Wole Soyinka stated that the manner at which President Muhammadu Buhari have handle the issue of herdsmen is more than enough to make him lose re-election.

“The President deserved not to have won the election due to the lackadaisical attitude he took to the issue of cattle rearing in the country.

“So many People have been murdered in hundreds just because of the failure of leadership at a critical time. And the cattle herders have been given a sense of impunity.

“The kill people without thinking twice, they chase away farmers from their farms, who have been contributing to the food solutions in the country, the cattle eat their crops and then you come up with Ruga.

 “I think that there is going to be trouble in this country if this Ruga thing is not handled imaginatively and with humanity as a priority.

“Any country where cattle take priority over human life is definitely at an elementary stage,” he stated.

Ruga will blow-up Nigeria, Buhari does not deserve to be re-elected – Wole Soyinka

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