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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

It’s shameful 219 Chibok schoolgirls not rescued yet – Soyinka tells Buhari

Wole soyinka with his trademark white hair in the middle with Governor Aregbesola, his wife and others

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka chose the occasion of the commissioning of a mega school named after him  in the state of Osun  to lash out Monday at President Muhammadu  Buhari and his team over the non-rescue of 219  Chibok schoolgirls, almost six months since Buhari’s inauguration.

“It is a shame that the nation cannot account for over 200 girls in Chibok. I sympathise with the religious policy of governments in school; children must not be brought up feeling that religion inhibits knowledge.

“In schools, we need not distinguish our children, the fatalistic religious holiness and the holier-than-thou attitude must be reduced among our pupils, ” he said.

Professor Soyinka, ever frank, also said the school was an an “emphatic rejection of what Boko Haram insurgents preach”.

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