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Nigerians’ inaction promotes impunity – Soyinka

Prof. Wole Soyinka

Prof. Wole Soyinka, a Nobel Laureate, condemned citizens’ inaction for the terrible status of the Nigerian economy and rising insecurity.

Soyinka, speaking at the 24th edition of the Wole Soyinka Lecture Series, organized by the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity), remarked that by refusing to take to the streets, Nigerians have permitted whatever is happening in the country today to continue.

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“I am confident that we would agree that one of the key reasons for the crisis we are experiencing in this country right now is that we permitted, cultivated, and even supported the mindset of impunity both in leadership and among the people, either by actions or inactions,” he stated.

“We didn’t take to the streets to protest it, to condemn it, or to warn of the ramifications. Yes, there were occasional warnings, but they were not coordinated or structured.”

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