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VP Shettima Opens Up On Tinubu’s Health

VICE President of Nigeria, Kashim Shettima, on Friday, dismissed rumours that  President Bola Tinubu is sick.

The former Borno State governor declared that his boss is a man full of ideas.

Recall that Tinubu during the Democracy Day celebration last month missed his steps and fell.


Shettima, however, at a town hall meeting by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) held at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja, faulted comments about Tinubu’s health status.

The Vice President who called on Nigerians to support Tinubu said, “We are not asking you not to question the eligibility of your president’s condition. But there is this mischievous vexation about the president’s health status.

“We are not preparing for the Olympics, but an institution that builds on the superiority of ideas. But I dare to put it to you. The hallmark of true leadership is not the ability to lift a bag of cement, but the capacity to come up with robust ideas to solve a nation’s problems. So, this is a man that we need to all rally around, we need to support.”

Speaking on the state of the economy of Nigeria, Shettima said, “Yes, our economy is going through turbulence but is it confined to Nigeria alone? Let’s take a broadband picture. Is any economy immune from the challenges of the times? So, I urge you to be fair to this poor man.

“We have never had it so good in terms of leadership. The President means well for the nation and most importantly, imbued with the skill set to drive change and progress in this country.

“I can tell you with all sense of confidence that the President we have now is a man of ideas who is robustly imbued with the capacity. Leadership is about competence.

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