The presidency has fired back at Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka by describing him as a mere fiction writer following his criticism of lockdown imposed by the federal government over the novel coronavirus.
Speaking in a statement on its official Twitter handle on Wednesday, the presidency stated that the respected literature icon is not a medical professor and as such can not be judged as professional expertise on the matter.
“Prof Soyinka is not a medical professor. His qualifications are in English literature, and his prizes are for writing books, and plays for theatre. He is of course entitled to his opinions… but they cannot – and should not – be judged as professional expertise in this matter.” pic.twitter.com/EPIKpH0kkL
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) April 1, 2020