A file picture of former army president, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd).
Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), may be very a lot alive and effervescent, his spokesman has confirmed.
Babangida’s spokesman, Kassim Afegbua, stated this in an announcement on Sunday in response to a report that his principal had died.
He condemned the report which he described as pretend information, noting that it was the third time such an incident would happen in 2019.
The former army president’s aide was, nonetheless, hopeful that the Social Media Bill earlier than the National Assembly would sort out the unfold of faux information within the nation.
To show how effectively he’s doing, Afegbua stated the elder statesman attended to a few of his associates and associates who visited him on Sunday at his Minna Hilltop mansion in Niger State.
He thanked those that reached out to them when the dying report surfaced and requested Nigerians to ignore it.
Babangida who turned 78 in August was army president between August 27, 1985, and August 26, 1993.
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It has grow to be constant pretend information for fairly a while now wishing our personal IBB, the one we simply seek advice from as “the last don” of Nigeria politics, useless.
The “fake news bill” could be an appropriate response to this class of faux information provider. IBB may be very a lot alive and effervescent.
He simply began attending to associates and associates who got here to see him in the present day, Sunday, fifteenth December 2019 proper right here at his Minna Hilltop mansion.
He is filled with life and in his attribute effervescent temper. May Allah forgive those that want IBB useless. God is the giver and taker of life, not people.
Death, because the irrevocable finish of all creation, will certainly come to everybody sometime and on the appointed time and hour, however to intentionally unfold pretend information and need somebody useless, is to take humanity to a different weird degree.
May Allah forgive them.
IBB, by the particular grace of Allah, the omniscient and all-powerful One, shall dwell to satisfy his journey and future in life, to the consternation of those that are at all times wishing him useless.
This is concerning the third time this 12 months.
We want to thank those that took time to succeed in out to us, residence and overseas, to seek out out the reality. We thanks all in your love, care and concern.
May Allah grant us all good well being, sound thoughts, and lengthy life. Amin.
PRINCE KASSIM AFEGBUA
MEDIA SPOKESMAN TO GENERAL IBB.