FORMER military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has promised to continue to offer words of advice to both the federal and state governments in the country to assist them in taking decisions that will benefit the entire citizenry as a whole.
“I am ready and willing to continuously offer beneficial advice to the federal and state governments,” General Babangida said in Minna on Tuesday when he received the chairman and members of the Niger State Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The PDP working committee, led by the state chairman, Tanko Beji, paid a felicitation visit to the former military president at his uphill residence over his return to the country after a successful medical treatment abroad.
Babangida, who confirmed that he was hale and hearty, said he was committed to the project Nigeria because “I have no other country that I can call my own.”
He, therefore, solicited for the cooperation and support of all Nigerians to the government at all levels in the country, saying that “without our support, the governments cannot achieve their plans for the nation and the states.”
The former military ruler expressed gratitude to the delegation for finding time to visit him and assured them that he would always be available for them when called upon.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation and chairman of the party in the state, Tanko Beji, said they were satisfied with the state of health of the former Nigerian leader and prayed that God would continue to strengthen him so that he would serve Niger State, the nation and humanity for a longer period.
Beji urged General Babangida not to relent in his advisory role as an elder statesman, saying that “the younger generations are happy that they are tapping from your wealth of experience.”
Prayers were also offered to God to further strengthen the former military ruler.