General Babangida

Former Nigerian Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida has said that the current economic downturn in Nigeria is not peculiar to the country.

Answering questions from journalists at the Minna International Airport on Saturday, after his seven-week medical vacation in Switzerland, he said: “I am aware that other countries face different political, social and economic challenges. I believe the current government is working assiduously towards addressing some of the issues.”

The former President thanked Nigerians for showing concern over his health. “I am feeling stronger and better now. I must thank Nigerians immensely for their prayers and concern over my health.”

He used the opportunity to call on Nigerians to continue to pray for the leaders so the country could move forward in a positive direction.

Babangida left for medical vacation in Europe on December 18, 2016.