Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida is an Elder Stateman and a Military General who served as Nigeria’s military leader from 1985 – 1993. Born on August 17, 1941, in Niger State, Nigeria, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida is popularly Known as IBB.
He joined the Nigerian Army on December 10, 1962, and was trained in Nigeria, Great Britain, India, and the United States.
Here are 10 Powerful Quotes of Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida
10 Powerful Quotes of Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida
1. We do not pretend to have all the answers to the questions which our present problems have put before our nation. We have come with the strongest determination to create an atmosphere in which positive efforts shall be given the necessary support for lasting solutions.
2. We must never allow ourselves to lose our sense of natural justice. The innocent cannot suffer the crimes of the guilty. The guilty should be punished only as a lesson for the future.
3. A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast-changing world
“This generation of Nigerians and indeed future generations have no other country but Nigeria. We must all stay and salvage it together.” – IBB
4. For as long as our people are held hostage by controllable socio-economic forces, we cannot afford to be indifferent to the ravages of poverty in all its dimensions and ramifications.
5. The work of Nigeria is not complete for as long as there is any one Nigerian who goes to bed on empty stomach
6. Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to national leadership must bring their own visions, views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria, and the search for solutions.
“Let us all dedicate ourselves to the cause of building a strong, united and viable nation for the sake of our own lives and the benefits of posterity.” – IBB
7. No nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.
8. The average Nigerian person has come to reconcile himself with the fact that his or her social progress remain essentially in his or her hands in collaboration with other fellows Nigerians and not merely relying on what government alone could provide for him or her.
“Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture.” – IBB
9. The history of our country is not the history of any other country in the world which is either practicing advanced democracy or struggling to lay the foundation for democracy.
10. To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria