Nigeria’s former Head of State General Ibrahim Babangida has said the sheer number of opinions on issues makes the country hard to govern.
Concise News understands that Babangida made the comment on Wednesday at his residence in Minna, Niger State.
He spoke as the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), minority caucus of the House of Representatives, led by Ndudi Elumelu, visited him.
According to the former leader, Nigeria is a complex and difficult place to manage.
“I am passionate in observing what is going on in the country; I have developed lots of interest in the ongoing across the country and I think the leadership of the House of Representatives, the speaker, the opposition leadership and everyone are all doing well,” he noted.
“You represent the people and it is what the people wish that you take up. I want to commend you for doing your job honourably and I urge you not to give up.
“The country is complex and difficult because in Nigeria, there are as many opinions as there are the number of people in the country.
“Nigeria is a very vibrant society and what is important is the determination to carry on and you have to remain very resilient in everything you do for the benefit of the country.”
He further assured that lawmakers that “We are all together for the progress of the country and now that you have succeeded in your elections, it is now time for you to settle down to do a lot of good work for your constituency and for the country.’’