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I will assess Tinubu’s govt after one year – Soyinka

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Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has said that he would assess President Bola Tinubu’s administration after one year into his tenure.

Speaking with journalists after visiting the President in Lagos, Soyinka revealed that he presented a seven-point agenda toward moving Nigeria forward.

He described the assessment as a personal policy, adding that the one-year delay gives the President enough time to “make up” for lost grounds.

Soyinka said; “Well, you know, something you may have noticed about me is that most heads of state, when they take office, I always leave them alone for about the first year…because they need time.

“I know when they come in, they don’t start from ground zero. They often start even lower than ground zero and they have to make up. So, I’m adopting the same principle this time. When you see me next year, ask the same question again and listen to my answer.

“I came here with a seven-point agenda. And we had a very thorough discussion on those items. Actually, it’s an embarrassing visit because when I visited him the last time, it was to try and persuade him not to run for office. I told Atiku and himself to please leave the ground so young people could run.

“So I came to see how he was doing after ignoring my advice. I came to see how both he and his wife were weathering Nigeria, and to wish them a Happy Christmas.”

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