President Muhammadu Buhari’s directives to the Attorney General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Malami Abubakar, to provide a land space for herders to graze their cows, has been questioned and condemned by Noble Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka.
Noble Soyinka while reacting to this said Buhari’s Comment is “Unfortunate” adding that the way the Federal Government is handling the agitations across the country showed that it was not ready to give a listening ear to the people.
The professor reveals this during an interview with the Arise TV on Monday.
Noble Wole Soyinka said “Also, the language used by Buhari in responding to agitation for secession is very unfortunate. Any sensitive leader must understand and respond to the reasons behind those agitations, not to start to threaten, bully or intimidate people.
“For instance, Southern governors say on behalf of our people, we do not want open grazing anymore.
“Then somebody who sits in Aso Rock says he will instruct his Attorney-General to dig up some kind of colonial law so he can recover on behalf of a certain private business the old route.
“That is an indication that he is not listening to what governors and the people they represent are saying.”
Recall that last week, President Muhammadu Buhari backed the return of cattle grazing paths, allowing herdsmen trail in designated route across Nigeria.
The state governors from South east have expressed their displeasure with Buhari’s acceptance to open grazing.
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