Skip to main content

Gen. Ibrahim Babangida has warned that any attempt to politicise the military would not be in Nigeria's interest

Gen. Ibrahim Babangida has warned that any attempt to politicise the military would not be in Nigeria's interest. Full Report Below;

Abusidiqu - Former military President General Ibrahim Babangida yesterday rose in defence of the APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, on the genuineness of his secondary school certificate.

Gen. Babangida warned that any attempt to politicise the military would not be in the nation’s interest.


“It is a very dangerous thing to do,” he told The Nation in an interview in Minna.

He said there was no way Buhari would have risen to the rank of a general in the army without possessing the basic educational qualification.

Babangida, who was reacting to the controversy sparked by the certificate in an exclusive interview, said the army, as an institution, subjects all its intakes to proper scrutiny, training and re-training.

He was shocked at the heat generated by the issue and advised those who feel aggrieved to go to court.

He warned that the military should not be ridiculed as it remains, in his opinion, the only institution of national unity and that it is passionate about acquisition of knowledge by its officers.

His words: ”The military is one institution that believes in constant learning and training. You receive the initial training from the Staff College. After one year, you go for another round of intensive training that is all encompassing.

“It is one institution that is concerned about knowledge, even in warfare. The military requires you to keep abreast of development in warfare, weaponry and education.

“Perhaps, military is the best institution that is concerned about training and knowledge and about discipline because no officer is considered for promotion without having the prerequisite qualification and must pass the required examinations”.

He cautioned the political class to desist from politicising the military, pointing out that any such attempt will be dangerous for the institution and the nation.

“The military remains the institution of unity. I will not support the idea of politicising the military,” he said.

The former military leader was, however, full of confidence that the military will strive to keep above the scheming of the politicians “as it is capable and will resist any undue attempt to influence it.

“This is nothing but politics. I think those aggrieved should know what to do. Anybody who feels aggrieved should go to court and let the court make a pronouncement that will settle everything”.



What do you think about this? Share your thought with others in the comment section below.

Popular posts from this blog

Meet Racheal Okonkwo`s Twin Sister Sharon Francis

Racheal Okonkwo is an actress, known for Open & Close 2 (2011), Open & Close (2011) and Royal War 2 (2009).

Meet Her gorgeous sister from another mother!, Popularly Known as Sharon Francis; she is an Anambra state indegene precisely from Awka,she was born and bred in same state, had her educational experiences in same state as she had her primary education in "Infant Jesus" Nursery and Primary school Awka,there after she graduated into "Destiny comprehensive secondary" school Awka and finally gained admission into "Nnamdi Azikiwe University" Awka where she studied psychology and is a proud graduate of the school. After all educational experience she stormed the industry in 2010/2011.

The fair, gorgeous,multi-talented and sexy actress was born into a family of five as the last child in February 14 1992,the 20 years old actress possesses great qualities everyone looks out for in a woman as her beauty is undoubtedly unique,she's God f…

Pix of Chacha Eke Faani and her family

In this exclusive chat with The Entertainer, the actress opens up on her nuptials, revealing that she never believed she could end up marrying someone from the motion picture industry. She opens up on how she met her husband in 2009 and how he gave her the lead role that transformed her career among other interesting issues.

Excerpts:

How did you guys meet each other?

I met my husband in 2009 while on set shooting a movie entitled, When Kings Decide; it was an Amaco production. Then he was a movie editor and had come to pick up tapes of already shot scenes. That was our first meeting.

What attracted you to him that first time?

His extreme intelligence and gentle nature endeared me to him.

What was that special thing he did that made you fall for him?

In 2010 he became a movie director and his first movie was Bank Job. Honestly, I was not casted for any role in the movie but as production progressed, two female members of the cast failed to make it. As a friend and a mentor who had alway…

WTH!!! World’s Biggest Fake b**bs, Her Bra Size Is 32Z

Just when you think you have seen and read it all, suddenly you realize something shocking, check out, 31 year old German model, Mayra Hills better known by her online name, Beshine claims to own the world’s largest fake b**bs. The surgically enhanced boobies reportedly contains 10 litres of saline solution and weigh a whopping 9kg (20lb) each. Her bra size is a mammoth 32Z. And she’s very proud of them! more photo below;