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Shettima urges academics to chart course for secure, prosperous Nigeria

Mr Shettima lauded the contributions of academics to national unity, adding that through their work, a more secure and prosperous country was possible.

• April 19, 2024
Kashim Shettima (Credit: Kashim Shettima)
Kashim Shettima (Credit: Kashim Shettima)

Vice President Kashim Shettima on Friday urged academics to chart a course towards a more secure and prosperous Nigeria.

Mr Shettima made the call in Abuja at the public presentation of two books titled “Boko Haram and Other Security Challenges in Nigeria: Issues and Options for Policy” and “Reflections on the 2023 General Elections.” The books were written by Abdullahi Shehu.

Represented by Aliyu Moddibo, special adviser to the president on general duties (office of the vice president), Mr Shettima acknowledged the role of academics as custodians of the nation’s memory, intellectual inquiry, and data-driven analysis.

The vice president applauded the contributions of academics to national unity, adding that, through their work, a more secure and prosperous country was possible.

He urged academics in the country and beyond to support the President Bola Tinubu administration’s efforts to surmount the challenges confronting Nigerians.

Mr Shettima restated that the government had made security a top priority.

The vice president said, ”The empirical research provided by scholars like Prof. Shehu is essential and serves as an indispensable resource for informing policy reforms and driving national development.” 


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