Did Wole Soyinka Blame the Nigerian Youth?
Recently, Wole Soyinka, wrote a speech or article titled “Where Did We Go Wrong?” It mentions a list of the very youthful ages of the Nigerian leaders and pioneers in the immediate post-colonial era. The wordings then adores the colonial youth of as men of vision and ability. I strongly doubt that Wole Soyinka either said such a thing in public or wrote it. If he did, he must have gravely overlooked the realities and context that produced the very youthful leaders and pioneers of Nigeria’s past, which he is one. Nigeria’s youthful leaders, hailed, have left the country an insuperable legacy of misgovernance, corruption, polarisation, and disaster. What is the fuss about Nigeria’s bungling first leaders? Nigeria produced youthful leaders in Nigeria for regrettable reasons, with truly pitiable consequences. (more…)