Professor Wole Soyinka, the recipient of the Nobel Prize, paid President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu a courtesy call on Saturday while he was on vacation in Lagos. Punch media said that Soyinka, who had counseled Tinubu not to seek public office, clarified that the purpose of his visit was to see how the President was doing and to wish him a Merry Christmas. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
Adopting a personal policy, Soyinka stated he would withhold his observations on Tinubu’s administration until one year into his tenure in May 2024. Emphasizing the need to give leaders time to “make up” for initial challenges, Soyinka highlighted the importance of allowing them space to address issues and start implementing their agenda.
The Nobel Laureate elaborated on his visit, saying, “Actually, it’s an embarrassing visit because when I visited him the last time, it was to try and persuade him not to run for office. I told Atiku and himself to please leave the ground so young people could run. That’s the last time we met about five years ago.
“So I came to see how he was doing after ignoring my advice. I came to see how both he and his wife were weathering Nigeria, and to wish them a Happy Christmas.”
During the visit, Soyinka shared a seven-point agenda, detailing a thorough discussion on various topics. He expressed genuine curiosity about Tinubu’s experiences in leading Nigeria and extended Christmas greetings to him and his wife. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>