Nigeria is complex and difficult to manage – former head of state Ibrahim Babangida
General Ibrahim Babangida, a former military head of state, described Nigeria as complex and difficult to manage.
Babangida spoke of his residence in Minna when the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, the minority caucus of the House of Representatives, led by Ndudi Elumelu, visited him.
As a result, he called on lawmakers to fulfill their responsibilities with honor and diligence, in order to make the country an entity. Babangida, who said he followed recent developments in the country, said:
“I am passionate in observing what is going on in the country; I have developed lots of interest in the ongoing across the country and I think the leadership of the House of Representatives, the speaker, the opposition leadership and everyone are all doing well.
“You represent the people and it is what the people wish that you take up. I want to commend you for doing your job honourably and I urge you not to give up. The country is complex and difficult because in Nigeria, there are as many opinions as there are the number of people in the country. Nigeria is a very vibrant society and what is important is the determination to carry on and you have to remain very resilient in everything you do for the benefit of the country.”
Babangida assured the lawmaker of his support, if any, by saying: “We are all together for the progress of the country and now that you have passed your elections, it is time for you to get settled to do a good job in your constituency and for the country. ”
Members of the minority leader’s entourage include minority whip Gibbion Gwari and deputy minority whip Adekoya Adesegun. The others are Efe Afe, Kpam Jimin Sokpo, Robert Tyough, Soyinka Anjola, Femi Bamishele, Benjamin Mzondu and Samuel Onuigbo.