The Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, on Tuesday, described President Muhammadu Buhari as being under a trance.
Mr Soyinka made the comment at a press briefing on the increasing agitation across the country following attacks by armed herdsmen on farming communities.
The renowned playwright expressed frustration over the ‘unforced errors’ of the Buhari administration.
When asked during the briefing what he would tell Mr. Buhari if he met him, Mr. Soyinka replied:
“I would say: Mr President, I think you are under a trance,” he said. “The sooner he gets out of it the better. So many unforced errors are going on,” he added.
Mr. Soyinka cited Mr Buhari’s recall of the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf, after he was suspended for alleged graft by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, as a recent example of the unforced errors that has characterised the government.