Shettima predicts strict decision-making from Tinubu

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Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima

On Friday 25th of May 2023, the Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima, acknowledged that the initial phase of President-elect Bola Tinubu’s administration may encounter obstacles due to the numerous challenges currently facing the country.

He highlighted that the removal of subsidies and the presence of multiple exchange rates, among other issues, have emerged as significant challenges that the administration must overcome.

Speaking at the Jumat prayer and lecture held in Abuja as part of the May 29 handover ceremony, Shettima emphasized the limited time available and the urgent need to address the worsening situation in the country.

President-elect Bola Tinubu and Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima

He said, “Tinubu is a fair-minded person. He will do justice to Nigeria irrespective of affiliation with political parties, religious and tribal background. We are united by our common heritage of poverty and insecurity, among others.

“This is time for all of us to form a coilate into a single force. Ours is a great nation waiting to unleash its great potential to the world. China was once called a sleeping giant but today, China has woken up. Nigeria needs to wake up. We are calling on all of you to pray for us for God’s guidance.

“I want to assure you that Tinubu will hit the ground. We do not have the luxury of time. The challenges facing us are getting worse.  We are living in a pressing time. Rest assured that in the fullness of time, Nigeria will pay glowing tributes to us. The starting point might not be rosy, let me be very honest with you. Oil subsidy is albatross on our neck. The multiple exchange rate system is a drain on the national economy. There are certain decisions the president-elect will take but in the fullness of time, Nigerians will not only appreciate but also celebrate us.”

Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima, also, vowed that women will be adequately compensated in the next administration.

“To my sisters, be rest assured you would be well represented in the incoming administration. Not only this, I promise you, you will be well compensated,” he added.

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), acknowledged that the economic, security, and various other issues encountered during his tenure were not exclusive to Nigeria but rather a widespread global phenomenon.

The President who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said,

” The problems we have had within the economic, security, and social sector are not peculiar to us. The potential is always there to make the country great. How we managed during COVID-19 and the Russian /Ukrainian war among others have shown how Nigerians can come out of difficult situations. “

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