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Yes I’m Sick But Not Incapacitated – Babangida

IBB 3Former Nigeria Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has admitted that he is sick but not to the level of incapacitation.
Babangida who spoke with selected news men today, Sunday, in his Hilltop home in Minna, the Niger State capital said: “it is true I have minimized my appearance at public functions because of my ill health, but not to the level of incapacitation as being widely circulated in some media.”
The former Nigeria strong man went on to sermonize: “‎for me, it doesn’t shock me neither bother me because I know I must go and meet God my Creator. 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.”
The former Military President however recalled the wound he sustained in his right leg as a result of the piercing of a bullet during the Civil War which he said, has been with him for quite sometime. He said that its frequent 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.”
Early last week, reports had it that Babangida was seriously ill and bedridden. Some reports even had it he had passed on even as the rumour took over about his death in some parts of his Niger state.
Speaking on Nigeria as a nation,
Babangida said that its future is bright and that the dreams of Nigerians to actualize their independence is worthwhile.
“I still believe very strongly in this country, which is further demonstrated by the people of this great nation because they are very industrious people, hardworking. That gives me the hope for Nigeria.” [myad]

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