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Tinubu is not anti-North, says Vice-President Shettima

Vice-President Kashim Shettima says President Bola Tinubu is not working against the interests of Northern Nigeria.

• June 26, 2024
Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima
Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima

Vice-President Kashim Shettima says President Bola Tinubu is not working against the interests of northerners in Nigeria.

Mr Shettima spoke on Wednesday in Kano while receiving a federal government delegation led by the chief of staff to the president, Femi Bajabiamila, on a condolence visit over the death of his mother-in-law, Maryam Abubakar.

The vice-president cited the appointment of the two defence ministers, the defence chief, and the chairman of the Police Service Commission, among others, all from the North, as evidence of the president’s commitment to the region’s growth.

Therefore, he urged Nigerians to support Mr Tinubu’s efforts to make Nigeria great, emphasising that governance transcends political party affiliations.

Mr Shettima stressed that the country’s unity and progress were more important than party differences. He cited the support from the Kano government, led by Governor Abba Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), during his time of bereavement.

Mr Shettima said that the country had moved beyond politics and was now engaged in governance, emphasising the need for collective efforts to achieve greatness.

He reminded that Nigeria’s greatness was a collective responsibility, and that political party affiliations should not be a yardstick for division and destruction.

The vice-president called for unity and cooperation among all the political parties, saying that ensuring Nigeria’s greatness was a collective responsibility.


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