Gen Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida(retd), IBB.
Former Army President of Nigeria, Gen Ibrahim Babangida(retd), IBB, has stated it was foolish to say the navy created the nation’s issues, as civilians had been those working the establishments.
IBB, who was on the helm of affairs of the nation from 1986 to 1993, stated the ministries, parastatals and establishments had been run by civilians, so if there are any points, it could be incorrect to say the navy created them.
Babangida stated this in an interview with Channels TV on Friday night time.
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He stated: “You had been there to point out us how the civil service operates, how the system works; the establishments of governance. All these are civilians’ prerogative.
“We didn’t create issues. We created the framework for subsequent administration to construct on: infrastructure, democracy and free-market financial system.
“We had been capable of seize and convey to our nation what the world is doing.”
Nonetheless, he famous, solely a silly soldier would seize energy at the moment, as is at present occurring in Mali.
In keeping with him, the world has change into smaller and embraced democracy, so “I stated silly as a result of the second you are taking over ECOWAS, AU, EU, UN, the Tremendous Powers will come after you with sanctions.”
Babangida stated such detractions wouldn’t permit a navy authorities operate.
Requested why it appears the navy regimes in Nigeria constructed one of the best and lasting infrastructure within the nation, IBB stated: “A civilian authorities has so many levels and politics to take care of.
“However a navy authorities sees a necessity, akin to a street that must be constructed and simply does it,” IBB added.