Statements Like ‘Nigeria is indivisible’ Not Enough To End Agitation For Biafra, Soyinka Says

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Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has advised the Federal Government to employ more diplomacy if it wants to end the growing agitation for the Republic of Biafra.

Speaking in an interview on Channels Television programme, Channels Books’ Club, Soyinka reminded Nigerians that he had said earlier that Biafra cannot be defeated, lamenting that every time he had said so, he had been misunderstood.

“Once an idea has taken off, you may defeat those behind it in a war but that does not mean the end of the idea.”

He said the attitude of the government should be to sit down with the those leading the renewed agitation and ask: “What can we do to make the Igbo feel part of the country, what can we do to make them to feel that they belong and not alienated.

“This is what we are ready to push for in the overall governance content of the country. It is not to be carrying on that ‘this will not happen under my watch’; ‘Nigeria is indivisible,’ ‘Nigeria’s unity is non-negotiable,’” he stated

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