Prof. Wole Soyinka yesterday said Nigeria has lost the opportunity to unite.
The Nobel Laureate stated this at the book reading and signing of two of his books titled ‘Trumpism in Academe’ and ‘Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth’ at Orisun gallery, Abuja.
Soyinka was responding to former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who asked if he could write a story that would inspire unity among the various tribes in the country.
In response, he claimed Nigeria had lost a key opportunity to unite.
“We had a critical moment and we lost that moment. The moment when this country could have come together.
“There has been more than one moment and we lost the moment. Will another one come? I don’t know. Right now I don’t see it under this government quite frankly.
“There is a failure, a systemic failure in present governance and I don’t know who can put it together,” Soyinka added.
Meanwhile, Soyinka insisted that Nigeria should remain one entity.