Babangida urges patience with Buhari, refutes death report
Former military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has appealed to Nigerians to endure the present hardship and give President Muhammadu Buhari enough time to turn around the economy. He also refuted rumour of his death making round, saying that he is alive and in excellent health.
Babangida spoke at the weekend with newsmen at his Hilltop mansion, Minna debunking the rumour of his death, which he said, is all over the social media.
He however said that he is not bothered about the rumour, maintaining that death is a necessary end and it will come when the time comes, saying every living being must experience it.
According to him, “for me it doesn’t shock me, neither does it bother me because I know I must go and meet God my Creator one day. There is really nothing really to worry about, my religion has told me.”
“Well as a Muslim I strongly believe everybody will die, everybody will die at a time. It could be now or in a hundred years time or two days to come but it doesn’t matter, everybody must die,” he submitted.
The former leader emphasized that nobody is above sickness or death because nobody is above what God has destined as everybody must either fall sick or die one day.
On the current hardship being faced by Nigerians, Babangida pleaded with Nigerians to be patient with the present administration, noting that Nigeria will surely surmount its present challenges and painted a very beautiful picture of the future for the younger generations.
He expressed optimism that the future of the country is bright, “I strongly believe in this country, which is further demonstrated by the people of these great nation because they are very industrious people, hardworking. This gives me hope for Nigeria,” he stated.