Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka

Soyinka Lauds Operation Amotekun Initiative

Funsho Akinwale

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has joined other South-West leaders in support of the establishment of the South-West security apparatus called ‘Operation Amotekun.’

Soyinka confirmed his support for the outfit on Monday while speaking at a programme tagged: “Never Again,” a conference to commemorate 50 years of the end of the Nigerian Civil War.

He described the new initiative as a fulfilment of the yearnings of the people, adding that it was “a desirable New Year gift.”

“My second remark is to say thank you to a number of public-spirited, humanity-considering governors in this nation, who finally responded to the demand and yearnings of the citizens and produced one organisation called Amotekun.

“This is most unexpected.

“I had given up on them.

“It was the most unexpected, but desirable New Year present this nation has ever received.

“Whether you agree or disagree, the point is: the yearning of the people has been fulfilled,” he said.

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