Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Thursday met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari in a meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Multi-award winning nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, met with President Muhammadu Buhari few hours ago at the president’s office inside the presidential villa, Abuja as the agenda of the meeting described as a private one, was not made public and the Presidency did not issue any statement on it.
“Professor Wole Soyinka visited this morning. We had quite a lot to talk about,” President Buhari tweeted as he share photos from the legend’s visit.
According to Punch Newspaper, as the legendary writer emerged from the President’s office after the meeting, he was visibly surprised to see State House correspondents who were already laying ambush for him in front of the Press Gallery.
“I didn’t come to see you people,” he said as he attempted to break through a barricade set up by the journalists.
When it became clear to him that the reporters would not relent, Soyinka said, “I came to discuss national and international matters, general matters, that’s all!,” adding that he said he would not divulge such.
Clearly not comfortable with press interview, Soyinka declared, “I will be holding a press conference in about a week. You can ask me any question then, but now, please I will just like to get away.”