With the high rate of killings, security challenges and other socio-political issues, militating against the growth and development of Nigeria, Ex-military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB, Wednesday said that the country ‘is very difficult to govern’, owing to its diverse culture and population.
IBB disclosed this when the members of the House of Representatives minority caucus, led by Ndudi Elumelu visited him at his residence in Minna, Niger state.
His words, according to TheCable,
“The country is complex and difficult because, there are as many opinions as there are the number of people in the country.
“Nigeria is a very vibrant society and what is important is the determination, you have to remain very resilient in everything you do for the benefit of the country.”
He further commended the leadership of the House of Reps, advising them to settle down and do what is needed of them as representatives. His words,
“I am passionate about observing what is going on in the country; I develop lots of interest in the ongoing across the country and I think the leadership of the House of Representatives, the Speaker, the opposition leadership and everyone.
I think you are all doing well,”
“You represent the people and it is what the people wish that you take up. I want to commend you for doing your job honourably and urge you not to give up.
“It is time to settle down to do a lot of good work for your constituency and for the country.”