Professor Wole Soyinka has stated that the year 2020 is the most challenging year as a result of the number of challenges faced during the presentation of his new book “Chronicle Of The Happiest People On Earth”
According to Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, with the turbulence that characterized the year 2020, and as activities wind down, the mood has been repugnant and negative. I don’t want to sound pessimistic but this is one of the most pessimistic years I have seen in Nigeria and it wasn’t just because of COVID-19, no. Natural disasters had happened elsewhere but how have you managed to take such in their strides?
“Was that calamity as a result of human negligence or as a result of malignant activities when people find themselves under the control of other human beings which I am afraid what some Nigerians find themselves in, it is like you don’t know from where the blow would come. That is not the way a nation should be and that is not the way the citizens should exist in a nation.
Professor Wole Soyinka has Expressed that the Situation now has reached a point where you are not very sure of where you are going and where you will end it. As I had said before, you don’t believe, in many instances, that “anybody is in charge”. That it is a parlous condition for any nation. So, I am afraid it has not really been a very good year for me in general.