- Former head of state Ibrahim Babangida is not dead, his aides have said
- According to the aides, the former head of state is currently in a good mood
- Going further, the aides said that death is not something that could be hidden
The rumour that former head of state Ibrahim Babangida is dead has been dismissed by his aides who claim the former head of state is alive and healthy.
Quoting sources close the former military ruler, The Nation reports that Babangida, popularly known as IBB is in good mood and enjoying his lunch as at the time of filing this report
One of the sources reportedly said: “As I am speaking to you now, I am in the house with ‘Baba’. He is wearing a blue ‘babariga’ and is having his lunch.
“Death is not something we hide. When Babangida dies, it won’t be a rumor, you cannot hide death. It is something that when it happens everyone will know and hear if it.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that there was speculation in the morning of Sunday, December 15, that Nigeria might have lost Babangida, but his spokesperson, Kassim Afegbua, denied this.
The reports indicated that Babangida died after a long battle with an undisclosed ailment. However, a statement by Afegbua said the former military president was still alive and kicking.
"The 'fake news bill' would be a suitable response to this category of fake news carrier. IBB is very much alive and bubbling.
Also, recall that IBB expressed his ideas on national unity after the civil war which took place 50 years ago.
Babaginda said that most of the reconciliatory moves made by the administrations after the war were not pushed hard enough to make a lasting impact.
He pointed out that initiatives such as the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and the various unity schools established throughout Nigeria did not yield much of the expected fruits.
The former military leader, speaking on Saturday, January 11, said: “For example, the NYSC, unity schools. I think we didn’t push it hard."
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