Professor Wole Soyinka, has said it is best for his sanity to forget about the existence President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
While he described the Lagos-Ibadan train project as “impressive”, the Nobel Laureate added that “it was long overdue.”
Speaking with Kaftan TV aboard the train service, Professor Soyinka said: “I don’t want to talk about Muhammadu Buhari’s administration,” he said when asked if the train service is a plus to the Buhari administration.
“I think it is best for my sanity just to avoid that overall question. I can take bits and pieces of Nigeria’s present predicament but I think for one’s sense of balance, one must forget the existence of the Buhari administration.”
“It is a work in progress but it is a very impressive work in progress considering the difficulty of really executing anything in this country,” he said.
“I think we are looking at a virtual transport revolution which is long overdue. I had an engagement in Lagos which I nearly postponed because of the road but for some time I have been saying wait a minute, this thing (train) is supposed to be running and I checked the timetables and I said if I catch the train in Abeokuta I would be in Lagos in an hour and a half, I would be picked up, run around quickly, do my business and here I am.
“It is marvellous. That is what one has been doing in Europe. Why has it taken so long for that to happen here?”