- Ibrahim Babangida has given his military administration a pass mark in the area of war against graft
- Babangida made this submission on Friday, August 6, when he was speaking with a local journalist on the state of the nation
- The former military president noted that his regime did much better than the federal government is doing now in the anti-corruption battle
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In the view of Ibrahim Babangida, a former Nigerian military president, on Friday, August 6, the current administration is not doing enough to overcome corruption.
He noted that if a comparative study is done between his government and the present leadership, Nigerians will discover that he and his then cabinet members were saints.
“But what’s happening now is worse than when we were in power… we are saints when compared with that.”
IBB rules out Atiku, Tinubu from 2023 race
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and a former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar's ambition to become president in 2023, might have hit the wall.
This was as Babangida had urged Nigerians not to vote for anybody who was above 60 years of age as the president in the next general election.
Babangida, who said the nation was endowed with both human and natural resources, hinted at a few individuals he said were in their 60s, who had the capacity to become president and could effectively run the country.
Speaking in an exclusive interview on Friday, IBB said one of the reasons Nigeria had refused to progress and achieve the dreams of the founding fathers was because Nigerians no longer believed in the future of their own country.
The former leader, who accused the Nigerian people of creating and at the same time, destroying their own country, identified bad leadership as yet a major reason for the socio-economic challenges facing Nigeria.