Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka on Monday declared his support for the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed ‘Amotekun’ amidst controversies from some section of the society.
Professor Soyinka also described the security outfit as a pleasant New Year gift, stressing that it has shown that the yearnings of Nigerians prevailed.
He stated this while addressing some elder statesmen and prominent Nigerians at an event which held at the Muson Centre, Lagos state.
The event which was tagged ‘Never Again’, was organised to discuss the way forward for Nigeria, 50 years after the Nigerian civil war.
It was also aimed at reminiscing on the woes of the war which ended in January 1970 and was subsequently adjudged as one of the worst scenarios of civil rife across the world.
Some of prominent Nigerians in attendance at the event include Professor Anya Anya, Professor Banji Akintoye, Professor Pat Utomi, Major General Obi Umahi (rtd), and the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, among others.