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Soyinka Calls Buhari ‘Insensitive’ for Comments on Open Grazing

Professor Wole Soyinka has termed ‘unfortunate’ President Muhammadu Buhari’s charge to Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation to begin recovering lands for Fulani herdsmen.

The Nobel Laureate who said this on Arise TV on Monday, labelled as insensitive, the comments by the President, noting that the best line of action would have been to find ways to address the agitations being raised by the masses.

Soyinka has not always been a fan of the President

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.”

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“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.”

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