Nigerians feel less secure now than under Jonathan - Soyinka


  • Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka believes Nigerians feel less secure now than “a few years ago”. Soyinka said on Monday that the low sense of security Nigerians feel is the major reason behind the clamour for state and community policing. 

    Soyinka also said there are “yawning gaps” in the current administration, adding that the past few years have been that of “economic disaster” for the average Nigerian. “Take simple security for instance. 

  • The average citizen feels less secure now than he did a few years ago; that is evident. When people talk about state police, there are reasons for it,” he said. “When they talk about bringing policing right down to the community level, they know what they are talking about. 

    This is also part and parcel of reconstruction or reconfiguration. “The economy, there is a big question about it right now. Fortunately, everybody admits that we went through a very bad patch. 

    Right now, it is a question of have we come out of it or not or there is no question at all. “The past few years have been years of real internal economic disaster for the average citizen.’’ 

    According to Thecable, Soyinka, however, said there was a question of who was responsible for the sufferings the nation was plunged into in the last two years.

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