The former military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has dismissed reports published by some quarters of the media stating that he was dead.
Babangida, who refuted the claims during an interview with some journalists at his hilltop mansion in Minna, said that he doesn’t have sleepless nights thinking about his death, especially because ‘everybody has to die’ at some point.
“For me, it doesn’t shock me, neither bother me because I know I must go and meet God my Creator (one day), there is nothing really to worry about, my religion has told me.
“As a Muslim I strongly believe everybody will die, everybody will die and everybody has to die, it could be now or in hundred years’ time or two days to come but it doesn’t matter, everybody must die” he submitted.
On the economic downturn experienced in the country, IBB assured that Nigeria will surely surmount its present challenges and secure a very beautiful future for the younger generations.
He added that the future of the country is bright and the dreams of Nigerian people must be actualized as long as there is life.
“I still believe very strongly in this country… our people are very industrious, hardworking and that gives me hope for Nigeria” he stated.