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The next president of Nigeria should attain the age of 60 and above–Babangida~details below

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 During an interview in Arise Television on Friday with General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, the former military head of State who made a shocking revelation that the next president elect in Nigeria in 2023 should clock 60 years with experience to be able to uphold the country’s responsibility.

Babangida while speaking said, the country need an experienced leader to move Nigeria forward from these political tussle embedding the country during an exclusive interview with Arise Television on Friday morning.

He further alleged that, “one of the reasons Nigeria is not progresso and to achieve the dreams of the founding fathers was because Nigerians no longer believed in the future of their own country as a result of political faults” 

However, Babangida did not mention a name as eligible for the nation’s number one seat; he only suggested that individuals in their 60s should be the focus of Nigerians as potential candidates in 2023.

Additionally he said, “he was confident that the nation is endowed with both human and natural resources, spotted at a few individuals, whom he said to be in their 60s, and have the capacity to become president and could effectively lead the country.

He alleged that, they were persons in their 60s with contacts across the nation and who have been traversing the geo-political zones marketing their acceptability and capacity.

Ibrahim Babangida said: “If you get a good leadership capability that have links with the people and tries to talk with the people; not talking on top of the people, then we would be okay, he said. 

“I have started visualising a good Nigerian leader. That is, a person, who travels across the country and has a friend virtually everywhere he travels to and he knows at least one person that he can communicate with”

“That is a person, who is very verse in economics and he’s also a good politician, who should be able to talk to Nigerians and so on. I have seen one, or two or three of such persons already in his sixties.”

But when asked if the person could emerge victorious in the 2023 presidential election, the Minna-born former military leader said, “I believe so if we can get him.”

Responding to a question on whether or not he still believed in the future of Nigeria, the former military president, who turns 80 on August 17, 2021, said; “I do believe in the future of Nigeria, but Nigerians don’t believe in the future of their country.

Reiterating his belief in the future of Nigeria and urging Nigerians to remain patriotic, Babangida, who claimed to feeling good as he was about to turn 80 years, with gratitude to God for sparing his life, advised Nigerians to go for the person that has what it takes to transform the country when the time comes.


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