Dr Maryam Shetty, a former ministerial nominee from Kano State, has said she is still willing to serve the country despite the withdrawal of her nomination by President Bola Tinubu.
Before the screening of ministerial nominees on Friday, Senate President, Godswill Obot Akpabio, announcded that president Tinubu had withdrawn the nomination of Shetty and replaced her with Mariya Mahmoud also from Kano state.
Shetty who was unaware of the new development only came to know of it when she arrived at the National Assembly Complex for the screening.
Reacting to the new development, Shetty said the nomination brought her immense honour and pride. She is still optimistic of better days as this singular setback will not deter her from serving the good people of Kano state in particular and the entire Nigerians in general.
She also thanked the president for finding her worthy of a ministerial position saying that even with the unexpected twist, it is not the end of the road for her.
“The sheer joy and pride I felt at my nomination were beyond words. It was a validation of my capabilities, a nod to my vision, and a sign that our great nation was ready to embrace a future where young women like me, even from the most traditional parts of Nigeria, can hold positions of influence and power.”
“Yet, life, with its characteristic unpredictability, led to the withdrawal of my nomination. To some, this could seem like a setback, but my faith as a devout Muslim guided my understanding. I saw it as the divine will of Allah, who I believe grants power as He wishes, when He wishes. His plans are always superior to ours.”