Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has stated that he does not want to talk about President Muhammadu Buhari’s government for the sake of his common sense.
However, he described the Lagos-Abeokuta-Ibadan railway as a project that had long been in arrears.
The playwright said this during an interview with Kaftan TV on Monday.
Asked whether the railway project is a plus for the current government, Soyinka said: “I do not want to talk about the government of Muhammadu Buhari. I think it’s best for my common sense to just avoid the overall question.
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“I can take pieces from Nigeria’s current predicament, but I think you should forget the balance of the Buhari administration.”
He said he had seen roads in Nigeria as a death trap for years while rail transport was being neglected.
He further said that he spent twice more than six hours on the road from Lagos to Abeokuta.
Speaking about the train project, Soyinka said: ‘It’s a work in progress, but it’s a very impressive work in progress, given the difficulty of getting something out of this country really. I think we are looking at a virtual transport revolution that has not been needed for a long time. . ”