Former Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi, on Tuesday, said Nigeria currently needs the economic policies implemented by ex-Military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB.
Obi said those policies are needed to salvage the country from its current challenges.
He spoke when he paid IBB a visit in Minna, Niger State to felicitate with him on his 80th birthday.
Obi was in the company of the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus and the party’s National Working Committee, NWC.
Secondus described Babangida as a great leader who served Nigeria well.
“Gen Babangida is our father, he is the father of the Nation, we will continue to identify with him,” he said.
The PDP leader said Babangida served this country wholeheartedly and his records of achievements speak for itself.
In a special Christian prayer during the prayer session for the celebrant, Prince Secondus asked God to grant him more years ahead on earth so that the country can continue tap on his wisdom and talent.
He said that more than ever before this country needs the deep wise counsel of General Babangida at this time and prayed God to grant him and his household the peace that is needed for his longevity.
On his part, the former Anambra state Governor said: “IBB’s economic policy during his time is what is needed to salvage this country now.
“Traders had their best during the era of Gen Babangida because under him Aba and Onitsha flourished and that meant a lot for them.”
Obi also prayed God to grant Gen Babangida more years as he, Obi desires to return to Minna to celebrate his 90th birthday.