Tuesday, 24 November 2015

It’s a Shame FG Can’t Account For Chibok Girls – Soyinka

It’s a Shame FG Can’t Account For Chibok Girls – Soyinka...
Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka has described the inability of the federal government to give account of the over 200 missing Chibok girls abducted by Islamist sect, Boko Haram, as a “shame”.

Soyinka’s reaction to the federal government’s shortcoming was expressed after a mega-school was named after him in Osun state by Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

He also said the school was an an “emphatic rejection of what Boko Haram insurgents preach”.

“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.”