Vice-president Osinbajo Welcomes Shettima To Villa Ahead Of Inauguration

By Damilare Adeleye

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, took the Vice-president-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima, on familiarization tour of his wing of the presidential villa.

This is coming as the incumbent administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari begins to wind down and ready to hand over power on May 29, 2023.

While felding question from State House correspondents after touring the offices at the VPs wing and a brief meeting with Osinbajo, Shettima said: “On the instance of Vice President (Osinbajo), who is a friend, a contemporary, I came here just to exchange ideas on how to move the nation forward.

“He took me round the offices out of courtesy and I want to commend him, I want to thank him for extending that courtesy to me. Yes, cross fertilization of ideas.”

Asked how soon Nigerian should expect the impact of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidency, he said: “I believe President Tinubu will hit the ground running from day one. He does not have the luxury of time. And I will be the Vice President I don’t want to be presumptuous, I don’t want to make loud proclamation but my interaction with him has shown that we will hit the ground running from day one.”

On his conferment with the national honour, he said, “it was a historical experience, a humbling experience. We are what we are not because of our intellect, not because of our physical prowess, not because of our pedigree or political sagacity. It’s just a gift from God to humanity, four years or eight years in this time.

“I believe is a humbling experience, it is a call to national duty and by God’s grace we need the support of all of you, especially the media to succeed.

“So, I wish to implore all of you to join us in building a new Nigeria.”