Prof. Wole Soyinka is of the opinion that the Buhari-led administration is using security agencies to silence Nigerians.
The Nobel Laureate made this known at the unveiling of an art gallery in commemoration of his 85th birthday.
“It is important to send strong message to this government and to the security services to stop trying to muzzle people when they come together to exchange ideas.
“You’re reducing them as human beings and you’re also reducing yourselves as a human being because it means you’re afraid to listen.
“Be very, very careful what you believe even when you read such materials in social media or sometimes in newspapers because, in this country, we have a most fertile multiplier effect.
“When somebody hears something, he puts it on the Internet, it spreads and industry begins as people start commenting on things which never existed.
“Sometimes on social media, you’ll even see trending quotes supposedly from me, with my name, my photograph, with statements which represents what those people want to say but lacked the courage to say it” he said.