Nigeria’s Economic Challenge: “The worst is over” – Shettima 

Vice-President, Kashim Shettima, has assured Nigerians that the worst is over in the economic challenges bedevilling the nation. Shettima, who gave the assurance at the official launch of the National Design and Innovation Competition at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, noted that Nigeria’s youthful population, with an average age of just 19 years old, “is an age group that is pregnant with ideas for innovation and for the social and economic transformation of Nigeria”, adding that, “Innovation drives manufacturing and Nigeria is brimming with possibilities and opportunities”. He pledged the federal…

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Insecurity: “We’ll protect Nigerians’ rights regardless of religious affiliations, ethnic origin” – Shettima

In a move aimed at promoting unity and tolerance in the country’s diverse society, the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, has assured that the rights of all Nigerians, regardless of their religious and ethnic beliefs, will be protected under the current administration. Shettima made the pledge in Lagos on Saturday during a special prayer organised by the Jam’iyyatul Ansarudeen (Al Tijjaniyah) of Nigeria in honour of the teachings of Prophet Muhammad. This is even as the Attijjaniyya President-General and 14th Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi II, implored Nigerians to file behind the Tinubu administration…

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“Endless fighting, killings in North attempt to plunge Nigeria into anarchy” – VP Shettima

Vice-Pesident, Kashim Shettima, has called for a collective fight against poverty, destitution and backwardness in the North, saying there is no reason for the fighting and killing, instead of tacking issues threatening development in the region. The Vice-President, who frowned at the Christmas killings in Jos, Plateau State, urged Nigerians to resist any acts that would plunge the country into anarchy. He noted that the North was far lagging behind, hence the need for the people to embrace and tolerate each other for peace and development. Shettima, who was in…

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V-P Shettima, NSA, CDS pays condolence visit to Plateau over killings

Vice-President, Kashim Shettima, National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu and the Chief of Defense Staff, Lt-Gen. Christopher Musa, visited victims of Christmas Eve’s attacks on some communities in Ɓokkos local government area of Plateau yesterday. The Vice-President, along with the Service Chiefs, sympathised with the victims over their losses, and assured them that the Federal Government had put modalities in place to bring the perpetrators to book. He said President Bola Tinubu was deeply affected by the mindless killings, adding that when Plateau bleeds, the whole nation shakes and assured the…

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“We must develop our agric sector to self-sufficiency”, VP Shettima tells Governors

Vice-President, Kashim Shettima, has implored Governors of the 36 States of the federation to work towards revamping Nigeria’s agricultural sector with a view to reducing dependence on food imports and attaining greater food self-sufficiency. This, he noted, resonates well with the investments and commitment of the African Development Bank (AfDB) to establishing Specialised Agro-Processing Zones (SAPZ) in the country. Sen. Shettima gave the charge yesterday, during the 137th meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. While delivering his opening address…

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“Nigeria ready for agri-business” – VP Shettima tells foreign investors

Vice-President Kashim Shettima has wooed foreign investors to invest in the country’s agricultural sector, assuring them that Nigeria is ready for business. Shettima made the call on Tuesday in Iowa, United States, while delivering his address titled: “Nigeria’s Agri-business: Roadmap for a Prosperous Future”, during the 2023 Norman Borlaug International Dialogue. The Vice-President told the gathering that under President Bola Tinubu’s watch, Nigeria has since demonstrated that the agri-food sector is a top priority. He said the country has 70 million hectres of underutilised arable land, which, according to him,…

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Shettima arrives US to partake in food security dialogue, meet investors, top officials

Vice President, Kashim Shettima, has arrived in the United States of America to participate in the World Food Prize event organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB). According to the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Communications, Office of the Vice President, Stanley Nkwocha, Shettima, who is the Special Guest at the event, scheduled to hold in Iowa on Tuesday, October 24, will also deliver the keynote address. Nkwocha disclosed in a statement on Sunday that the VP is also expected to hold high-stakes meetings with manufacturers, investors…

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Shettima to represent Tinubu at Forum in China

Vice-President Kashim Shettima has departed Nigeria to represent President Bola Tinubu at the 3rd Belt and Road Initiative, (BRI) Forum in Beijing, China, holding from October 16 to 18. Spokesman for the Vice-President, Stanley Nkwocha, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja yesterday, said Shettima would join world leaders from over 130 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America to deliberate on the theme: “High-quality Belt and Road Cooperation: Together for Common Development and Prosperity”. According to him, the Vice-President is expected to avail Nigeria of the platform…

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NDA Passing-out Parade: Tinubu vows to crush terrorism, poverty in Nigeria

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has restated his administration’s commitment to eliminating poverty, terrorism and all forms of criminality in Nigeria.  President Tinubu, who was represented by his deputy, Vice President Kashim Shettima, gave the hint on today during the passing-out parade of Cadets of the 70 Regular Course, Direct Short Service Course 27 (Army) and Direct Short Service Course 31 (Air Force) of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna.  The Nigerian leader, who is also Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), said the administration is…

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G-77 Summit: Shettima urges cooperation to address global challenges

Vice President, Sen. Kashim Shettima, has said world leaders must always remember that cooperation is the compass and the most realistic path towards maximising opportunities and resolving current challenges confronting the global community. Shettima, who disclosed this in his address to World leaders at the G77+China Leaders’ Summit, which held at the Palace Convention in Havana, Cuba. In his address, Vice-President underscored the need for unity and collaboration among nations to maximise opportunities and find realistic solutions to the world’s pressing issues. Shettima stressed that “cooperation is our compass and…

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