IBB at 74 hails Buhari
BARELY two weeks to his 100 days in office, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday received a morale boosting vote of confidence from former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida in Minna, who assured that Buhari would meet the expectations of Nigerians.
General Babangida, who spoke in Minna at his hilltop residence on Sunday at the occasion of his 74th birthday celebration, pointed out that what the president administration needs from Nigerians is absolute support, indicating that such support should be overwhelming like the way they (Nigerians) voted for the present administration.
“So far I am confident that the present government is doing well. It has identified the problems and they look resolute in confronting these problems head-on and a lot of people in the society are offering a lot of sound advice on what to do, so I believe they will succeed.”
General Babangida particularly commended the administration for realising the real challenges facing Nigeria as a country, which he said include security of lives and property, the issue of corruption and of course the economy, stressing that “They were all identified and I think we should support him towards achieving this objectives.”
According to him, “I must commend the present leadership for identifying even before and after the election some of the problems facing this country. Number one, it has to do with security and the president talked about it extensively. The security of lives and property, the security of this environment called Nigeria has been identified.
“And the second one of course has to do with the way we live, the way we walk and the way we behave; corruption, and I think the third one has to do with the economic development of the country.”