Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has urged the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to address the country’s germain issue of restructuring once he assumes office.
The playwright warned that new voices are being heard and they are more powerful than before, hence, they cannot be ignored, otherwise efforts of the incoming administration may fail.
According to Soyinka, the demand for restructuring is one issue that won’t disappear and the government must understand and address the demands coming from Nigerians.
Naija News reported that the 88-year-old poet made this statement during an interview on Roadmap 2023, a Channels Television’s programme.
He said, “Whomever it is must understand that the people of this country will not cease demanding a restructuring of this nation.
“New voices are being heard and they are more powerful than before. They are not just whining voices, they are voices based on actualities. We have failed in so many directions and they are saying, ‘let us try in this direction’ and you cannot ignore it.
“Otherwise, even your economic policies will fail, your infrastructure and transformation will fail. We will just go back threading the same old spur.”