Monday, 25 April 2016

Ex-president reveals the cause of his illnesd

Ex-president Babangida opens
up on his illness


– Babangida has confirmed his illness while
debunking the rumours that he is bedridden
or dead
– The former president has stated that
nobody is above the God but Nigeria has a
bright future
– He also speaks about a wound he
sustained during the Civil War
Ibrahim Babangida, former head of state, has
finally broken silence about his illness.
He was speaking with some reporters on
April 24, Sunday, in his home in Minna, the
Niger state capital.
Several days ago reports emerged that
IBB,as many would call him, was seriously ill
and disable.
Former military president debunking the
rumours said: “It is true I have minimised my
appearance at public functions because of my
ill health, but not to the level of incapacitation
as being widely circulated in some media.”




“For me, it doesn’t shock me neither bother
me because I know I must go and meet God
my Creator, ” he added.
“ There is nothing really to worry about, my
religion has told me.
“Well, as a Muslim I strongly believe everybody
will die.
“Everybody will die and everybody has to die.
“It could be now or in 100 years time or two
days to come.
“But it doesn’t matter.
“Everybody must die.
“You can see me attending to people, after
which we all go in for our lunch and have our
prayers before I retire for my siesta.
“I am not incapacitated.
“Nobody is above sickness or death because
nobody is above what God has destined.
“Everybody will fall sick or will die or either of
their relations must die.”
IBB further added that the future of Nigeria
is bright and the dreams of Nigerians to
declare their independence was worthwhile.
“I still believe very strongly in this country,
which is further demonstrated by the people of
these great nation because they are very
industrious people, hardworking,” former head
of state added


“That gives me the hope for Nigeria.”
Babngida also disclosed that the injury
received in his right leg as a result of the
piercing of a bullet during the Civil War has
been with him for quite sometime and its
regular relapsing is an expected
phenomenon.
“When I was the president of the country, I
had to travel to Germany where the sickness
was diagnosed as Radiculopathy, which has
troubled me since and as such relapses, ” he
said.
In 2014 Babangida spent two months
receiving treatment in Germany and there
were many rumours that he wouldn’t return
Nigeria.
Muhammed Babangida, his son, has recently
confirmed his father’s illness, saying that
IBB underwent surgery and is recovering.
The illness of ex-president became public
when he attended the valedictory dinner for
Justice Fati Lami Abubakar, the former Niger
state chief judge, and was helped out of the
event before the end.