Former Nigerian Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) has expressed that the next president of Nigeria in 2023 should be in his 60s.
Babangida stated this during an interview with Arise TV on Thursday which aired on Friday.
IBB stated that one of the reasons Nigeria has refused to progress and achieve the dreams of the founding fathers was because Nigerians no longer believed in the future of their own country.
He suggested that individuals in their 60s should be the focus of Nigerians as potential presidential candidates in 2023.
The former leader, who accused the Nigerian people of creating and at the same time, destroying their own country, identified bad leadership as yet a major reason for the socio-economic challenges facing Nigeria.
IBB said: “If you get a good leadership that links with the people and tries to talk with the people; not talking on top of the people, then we would be okay.
“I have started visualising a good Nigerian leader. That is, a person, who travels across the country and has a friend virtually everywhere he travels to and he knows at least one person that he can communicate with.
“That is a person, who is very verse in economics and is also a good politician, who should be able to talk to Nigerians and so on. I have seen one, or two or three of such persons already in his sixties.”