Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says for the sake of sanity, one must imagine that the regime of the President Muhammadu Buhari does not exist.
He, however, described the new Lagos-Abeokuta-Ibadan standard gauge train, describing it as marvellous and long overdue.
Soyinka said this during a recent interview with Kaftan TV which was monitored by our correspondent.
Speaking on board the new train, the Nobel Laureate said he would not like to talk about Buhari’s government because he imagined the regime doesn’t exist.
When asked whether the new train was a plus to Buhari’s regime, he said, “I don’t want to talk about Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. I think it is best for my sanity just to avoid that overall question. I can take bits and pieces of Nigeria’s present predicament but I think for one’s sense of balance, one must forget the existence of the Buhari administration.”
The playwright said for years Nigeria had seen the roads turn to a death trap while rail transport had been neglected.