I served Nigeria to the best of my ability –Babangida

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida

Former Nigerian military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida, stated that he will be judged by history for his dedicated service to Nigeria, emphasizing that he served the country to the best of his capabilities.

Babangida expressed that his most significant accomplishment was gaining a deeper understanding of the nation and establishing friendships across various sectors.

However, the former Nigerian leader acknowledged that he had employed both coercion and dialogue as leadership methods.

When asked about his achievements during his time as Head of State, he said, “Number one is that I served the country the best I could.

“It may not be to your satisfaction but to the best that I could; I leave that to history to judge.

“I related fairly well with the people of the country. I had no problem with them and I got to know the country more as I was well travelled.

“I made friends all over the country and I thought that was one of the greatest achievements.”

IBB, as he’s popularly referred to, urged young Nigerians to understand the country because they are the leaders of tomorrow.

“You have an opportunity now as young people, get to know the country, study the country, the people, and if you are able to do that or to understand that, basically, I think that will go a long way to prepare you for the eventual leadership of the country.

“Just like any other style, you are placed in a leadership position; your job is to lead people. You develop a situation where people look up to you to provide certain solutions to their problems or to their fears,” he added.

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