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‘Talking about Buhari’s administration is not good for my sanity’ – Wole Soyinka says

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Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has said he will no longer express his opinion on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The professor who has been a critic of the Buhari-led administration was on board in the recently launched train when he spoke to Kaftan TV on Monday.

“I don’t want to talk about Muhammadu Buhari’s administration,” he said.

“I think it is best for my sanity just to avoid that overall question. I can take bits and pieces of Nigeria’s present predicament but I think for one’s sense of balance, one must forget the existence of the Buhari administration.”

When asked about the train that has been recently launched, Soyinka said it is an impressive work in progress that had been long overdue.

“It is a work in progress but it is a very impressive work in progress considering the difficulty of really executing anything in this country,” he said.

“I think we are looking at a virtual transport revolution which is long overdue. I had an engagement in Lagos which I nearly postponed because of the road but for some time I have been saying wait a minute, this thing (train) is supposed to be running and I checked the timetables and I said if I catch the train in Abeokuta I would be in Lagos in an hour and a half, I would be picked up, run around quickly, do my business and here I am.

“I left Abeokuta this morning, I am going back to Abeokuta to eat my Ilafun (yam/cassava flour) and I am going to sleep in my bed this evening. “It is marvellous. That is what one has been doing in Europe. Why has it taken so long for that to happen here?”

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