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March 20, 2024

Hardship: We shall reap bountiful harvests in coming months, Shettima assures Nigerians

Hardship: We shall reap bountiful harvests in coming months, Shettima assures Nigerians

–Says Nigeria’s economy turning the corner

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja

As many Nigerians continue to face hard times due to the economic reforms introduced by President Bola Tinubu’s led administration, the Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima, has assured Nigerians that in the coming months the nation will reap bountiful harvests.

Shettima gave the assurance late Tuesday night while speaking at the Iftar, which is the fast-breaking evening meal for Muslims during Ramadan, organised by President Tinubu for members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and services chiefs. 

Senator Shettima also charged all appointees of the administration to rally around the president in his determination to salvage the ship of state, saying the president means well for the nation, even as he reminded them that leadership requires commitment.

He reminded the ministers and the other senior state officials at the event that President Tinubu does not subscribe to bucks passing, for which reason he said posterity would be kind to him. 

“Ramadan is a season of forgiveness; it’s a season of generosity, which incidentally coincides with the lent season, which goes to buttress the fact that what binds us together exceeds whatever divides us. 

“This is time for all of us to rally around our leader because leadership requires sacrifice, leadership requires tenacity of purpose, leadership requires commitment. 

“Honourable ministers, service chiefs, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, we have crossed the Rubicon, and the nation is on the path to sustained growth. Some nations have gone through some worse phases in the annals of their history than us. 

“The President means well for the nation; he has a good heart for the nation, and we have the moral imperative to support him in whatever way we can to salvage the ship of the state,” he said.

“He doesn’t subscribe to the idea of apportioning blame; the bulk stops on his desk, and he has not shied away from facing some gargantuan challenges facing us. Be rest assured that, in the fullness of time, posterity will be very kind to him.

“Let’s keep this… in prayers, let’s pray for the restoration of peace and stability in the country. Luckily, the economy is turning the corner, and by the grace of God, in the coming months we shall have a bountiful harvest season and we shall all smile once again,” he said.

Speaking on behalf of the Council, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, expressed appreciation to President Tinubu for providing them with the Iftar and prayed for him, asking God to answer his earnest prayers.