The Nigeria Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka has demanded a punishment for those responsible for asymmetrical appointment in the present administration.
He reacted boldly to an open letter written by Umar Dangiwa, retired colonel and former military administrator of Kaduna, over skewed appointments in Buhari’s regime, called for decentralisation of the country in a dialogue…
Umar hits the nail hard and got to the point factually without self-interest. I was appalled when I saw the letter and I said to myself why should I be surprised that such atrocities have been going on.
“They said there is going to be an inquiry. I think it is a waste of time and energy. There will be some joggling here and there. The answer for me will always get back to decentralisation.
This kind of revelation (by Col. Umar) is earth-shaking and really nation disintegrating. It requires two things: One is outright denial with proof that it is false. Two, literally, a restructuring of that sector completely. Something like (to) send everybody there on temporary leave and revamp.
“People come to me with all kinds of documented evidence of this greed and insult to the nation.
“I was appalled by the silence that followed this revelation. There are many of us who feel inhibited. We don’t want to make statements that might seem inflammatory. And yet this kind of reticence encourages a sense of impunity.
“I think those responsible for this criminal lopsidedness should be punished. It is not sufficient to discuss it and to say you are restructuring. It is criminal at this level. It requires an upheaval in that sector.”