Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, says he will not be shredding his green card just yet. He urges everyone to wait until Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on the 20th of January 2017.
Nigerians on social media yesterday called on him to fulfill his promise to destroy his green card if Trump is elected President. He made the statement when he gave a seminar at Oxford University two weeks ago.
However in an interview with The Newsweek yesterday, Soyinka said,
“Why don’t we wait until Trump actually takes office? I am just going about my normal commitments, but definitely not getting into any more commitments. Let’s put it that way for now,”
He expressed fears that Trumps victory will affect the US government’s support to Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram
“One should expect that level of collaboration to diminish. Trump’s mentality is one of, ‘What are we doing there? What business do we have over there? I foresee Trump dismissing that kind of expectation offhand and closing in, shrinking, becoming smaller in terms of [the U.S.’s] presence in other parts of the world,”