Nigerians are “starved of heroes,” according to acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who recently spoke at the annual general meeting of the Nigerian Bar Association. She also said that young people “no longer find individuals to look up to.”
In her discussion was also the continuing kidnapping-for-ransom situation and other security issues affecting Nigeria.
“Nigeria is in disarray. Things are hard and getting harder by the day. We can’t be safe when there is no role of law,” she said.
Online users have supported Adichie’s speech.
“Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is a fearless & ruthless lady. She say’s what she wants to say without any iota of fear,” one person tweeted.
Back in July, Ms Adichie announced she was backing LabourParty candidate Peter Obi to become the next president of Nigeria, saying she “cannot wait” to cast her vote for him in elections next year.
Among the notable attendees at the conference, were opposition PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and Mr Obi.