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Why It’ll Not Be Easy After May 29 – Shettima

The Vice-President-elect, Kashim Shettima, at an event on Friday has told Nigerians that the incoming administration will not be easy because they would be forced to make hard decisions as regard the economy.

Shettima who said this while addressing guests at the 2023 Presidential Inauguration Public Lecture at the National Mosque, Abuja said subsidy removal and the multiple exchange rate system allowed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) among others would have to be addressed from the start of the administration.

He further said that the incoming administration does not have the luxury of time to tackle these challenges.

“The starting point might not be rosy, let me be very honest with you. The oil subsidy has become an albatross around our necks. The multiple exchange rates system is a drain on the national economy and creates a dual economic system,” he said.

“As the Chinese will say, ‘The worst curse that a Chinese man may wish on you is for you to live in interesting times.’ And indeed, we are living in interesting times.”

Despite the challenges ahead, the Vice-President-elect assured that his principal, the president-elect will perform based on his capacity.

“Rest assured that in time, Nigerians will come to pay glowing tributes to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. We’re here — leaders — not because of our intellect. Neither Kashim Shettima nor Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu holds any PhD degree. We are what we are not because of our physical powers. We are what we are, not because of our political sagacity. There are better politicians.

“Power, to us, will be a humbling experience. It’s an opportunity to serve God and humanity. And whether we accept it or not, we are going to spend more years of our lives outside power than in power,” he added.

Activities are in top gear in ensuring a smooth transition from one administration to the other.

Overtnews reported on Thursday that both the president-elect, Tinubu and his vice-president-elect, Shettima, received the highest national honours as the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) and the Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON).

Also, the two leaders were handed over with the transition documents.

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