Joe Emeson, (Ukaegbu).

The below is part of the speech made by the then Major-General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, on why Buhari (former Head of state) was overthrown in 1985.

Seems like this quote could have been from yesterday and be absolutely dead on.


IBB’s Statement:
“… Regrettably, it turned out that Major-General Muhammadu Buhari was too rigid and uncompromising in his attitudes to issues of national significance. Efforts to make him understand that a diverse polity like Nigeria required recognition and appreciation of differences in both cultural and individual perceptions, only served to aggravate these attitudes.”

“… The last twenty months have not witnessed any significant changes in the national economy. Contrary to expectations, we have so far been subjected to a steady deterioration in the general standard of living; and intolerable suffering by the ordinary Nigerians have risen higher, scarcity of commodities has increased, hospitals still remain mere consulting clinics, while educational institutions are on the brink of decay. Unemployment has stretched to critical dimensions” – IBB.