“61 Years After, Nigeria Still Struggling”, IBB Raised Strong, Crucial Points About State of the Nation

“61 Years After, Nigeria Still Struggling”, IBB Raised Strong, Crucial Points About State of the Nation

  • The present state of the nation headed by President Muhammadu Buhari is one that worries not only Nigerians but also past leaders of the country
  • Some opined the APC-led administration is not doing anything so far to bring the desired change Nigerians hoped for, others believed things were already bad before the take over from former Present Goodluck Jonathan
  • In a recent conversation, former Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida in a twist noted that Nigeria is still struggling and not yet a nation

The former military head of state, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has lamented that sixty-one years after independence, Nigeria is still struggling, not yet a nation.

The Nigerian Tribune reported that he made this assertion during a chat with a pan-Nigerian group called Team New Nigeria, (TNN) at his Hill-top residence in Minna, Niger State on Monday, August 8.

Former military President General Ibrahim Babangida, Nigeria, independence, President Muhammadu Buhari
IBB, ex-military head of state says Nigeria is not yet a nation. Photo credit: thenigerialawyer
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IBB shares stunning details

According to him, those of them who had the opportunity to rule the country tried to build a Nigeria where all citizens are patriotic and think about the country first, however, lamented that Nigerians still talk in terms of tribes, region and religion.

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He said:

“We are just trying to be a nation, we have not succeeded yet. But, it is a good thing that people like you have come together to say, Enough! We have to do something.
“I think, this is something that, is long overdue. I have continued to engage a lot of my friends, brothers and colleagues about this great country. Sixty-one years after, we still talk in terms of tribes, regions or religions.”

IBB pledged

To this end, he pledged to mobilise national support for Team New Nigeria (TNN) with a view to accomplishing the aims and objectives of the group.

Nigerians react

Nigerians took to the Facebook page of Legit.ng and reacted to the development.

Damilola Lawal prayed

"Thank God he knows the fact that we are yet to be a nation God help us."

Christopher Dominic said

"So sad, especially under this so called Democratic dispensation. Democracy had done Nigerians more harm than good."

Yemisi Adegoroye wrote

"You are part of d people that did not help d nation to succeed God will judge all of you."

Great Agbeyiga F Akapo said

"We all know we're strugling as nation, what we need now at this stage is the way out and way forward."

Osinachi Rap highlighted

"Nepotism, tribalism, quaotaism, and corruption are the resons why we are stuck in this mess."

Amos Babatunde Awoyemi lamented

"IBB contributed to this mess we found ourselves in. He has no moral rights to tell us this."

Daniels Hugoboss urged

"IBB contributed so much to the evils in Nigeria today so he should close his mouth."

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Nigeria's former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, addressed some key issues about the state of the nation in an interview aired on Friday, August 6, 2021, by Arise News TV.

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Ahead of the 2023 elections, Babangida spoke about the kind of leader Nigeria needs to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

World Bank slams Nigeria on N6.7 trillion subsidy as it pledges $8.5 billion to fund critical sectors

In another development, the World Bank has slammed Nigeria over its continued subsidy regime which it says gulps about N6.7 trillion.

According to the Washington-based lender, petrol subsidy is taking a large chunk of the country's resources which would have been channelled to other critical areas.

Shubham Chaudhuri, World Bank’s Country Director to Nigeria stated this on Thursday, August 4, 2022, in Abuja while announcing that the bank will give Nigeria about $8.5 billion to fund critical sectors ranging from agriculture to education.

Source: Legit.ng

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