Wole Soyinka has advised the FG to listen to Obasanjo’s comment on Fulanization and Islamization, even though he is not in good terms with him. Recall that the former Nigerian President who lamented over how how threats of Boko Haram and Herdsmen were not initially taken serious, linked it all to an Islamic agenda. However the Nobel Laureate who spoke at the Africa Day 2019 organised by United Bank for Africa (UBA), stated that we should be careful not to be too dismissive over the matter.

Soyinka who advised the FG to listen to Obasanjo’s comment on Fulanization and Islamization, added that when one talks about Uthman Dan Fodio, what comes to people’s mind is threat to dip the Koran into the Atlantic Ocean. He said;

“We should be careful not to be too dismissive over the matter. The Federal Government is leaving aside the substance, which is the high level of kidnapping, youth suicide and terrorism in the country. I support unity in Africa but we need to particularize the area of unity we seek. Even Boko Haram also tries to unify everybody

“When you talk about Uthman Dan Fodio, what comes to people’s mind is threat to dip the Koran into the Atlantic Ocean. There are many people in this controversy. My feeling is that the response of Minister of Information shows that they are leaving behind the substance, and worried about the language.”

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