Shettima seeks domestic solutions to Nigeria’s challenges

Posted by Timige, On 20 Nov, 2023 | Updated On 20 Nov, 2023 No Comments »


Vice President Kashim Shettima says he is optimistic that Nigeria will overcome its challenges with the intellectual capabilities of its citizens and the leadership style of President Bola Tinubu.

Shettima, who underscored the importance of domestic solutions, urged Nigerians to harness their collective knowledge and expertise to build a resilient economy and address global challenges such as climate change.

He spoke at a reception in Ibadan, Oyo State organised in his honour by the University of Ibadan Muslim Graduates’ Association (UIMGA).

The VP, who was represented by Jamiu Abiola, Special Assistant to the President on Special Duty, Office of the Vice President, paid tribute to the University of Ibadan for shaping his worldview and instilling in him the values of public service.

“My time at this premier institution not only reinforced my belief in the equalizing power of education, but here, I also learned the wisdom of viewing each other as brothers and sisters in word and action.

“To achieve the society we desire, we must build a synergy between the gown and the town, between the public and the private, and between the student and the practising specialists,” he said.

The vice president expressed confidence in Nigeria’s ability to overcome challenges, acknowledging the intellectual capabilities of its citizens and the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“Today, I wish to share with you that even as Nigeria strives to overcome the consequences of geopolitical events around us and the domestic threats to our lives and the economy, we are comforted by your intellectual capabilities to understand the necessity of the decisions we have taken to salvage Nigeria.

“Our government stands resolute in confronting these obstacles, and in our belief in working together to build the Nigeria of our dream,” he said.

Shettima obtained a master’s degree (MSc) in Agricultural Economics in 1991 at the University of Ibadan.

Source: State Lagos - Daily Trust

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