Kashim Shettima, the vice president-elect, has stated that given the numerous issues the nation is facing, his administration’s beginning may not be promising.
He asserts that, among other things, the multiple exchange rate system and the question of subsidy withdrawal have developed into significant obstacles that the administration must overcome.
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As part of the preparations for the handover ceremony on May 29th, he gave a speech at the Jumat Prayer and Lecture on Friday in Abuja.
Shettima, who attended the occasion in the President-elect Bola Tinubu‘s stead, acknowledged that time was of the essence and warned against delaying because it may worsen the nation’s deteriorating situation.
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 collate 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 had 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. Be rest assured that in the fullness of time, Nigerians will pay glow 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.