Tinubu’s administration will uphold the law, and fight corruption, declares Shettima 

Kashim Shettima, the Vice President on 28th September, said the Bola Tinubu administration will uphold the rule of law and fight corruption as a way of fulfilling its promise to Nigerians.

He guaranteed Nigerians that their sacrifices would not be in vain.“We are going to uphold the rule of law and fight corruption to design the Nigeria of our dream”, Shettima said at a public lecture to commemorate Nigeria’s 63rd Independence anniversary at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja.

However, the VP called for citizens’ help, saying, “We can’t achieve any of these unless each citizen remains a strategic partner in pursuit of our ultimate national interests.”

The VP figured out that the FG is devoted to building a country where the economic independence of each citizen is guaranteed, and where no one has to depend on anonymous handouts to earn a living.

“Today, we gather to honor Nigeria’s journey to redefine its destiny.

“Today, we stand on the precipice of history to reflect upon a nation that has defied the predictions of doomsayers, a nation that has become the metaphor of resilience.

“We have not only survived but prospered over the past 63 years because of our collective resolve, our commitment to progress, and the enduring spirit of unity that binds us together from Aba, down through Ogbomosho to Zaria, despite the conspiracies of minor vested interests,” the Vice President said.

He said, while this anniversary offers Nigeria another opportunity to acknowledge the cross-regional bonds that have kept the country standing as Africa’s most populous nation and largest economy, “We are here to remind ourselves that the future we promised Nigerians isn’t an empty performance for electoral favor.

The VP declared that the future of a great nation is not determined by the affair of a socio-economic challenge but by the intention, sincerity, and innovative ideas of its leaders, and their commitment to implementing them.

He said: “We cannot renew the hope of the nation unless we deliver on our promise to drive food security and eradicate poverty.

“We cannot foster economic growth and nurture job creation unless we facilitate access to capital, enhance national security, and optimize the business environment for our enterprises.”

Emphasis was made by the VP on the crucial role of leadership in shaping a nation’s destiny, stating that “the future of a great nation rests on the intention, sincerity, and innovative ideas of its leaders and their commitment to implementing them.”

He didn’t forget to acknowledge the sacrifices made by Nigerians over the years, noting that such solidarity has inspired the government to focus on diverse sectors, from agriculture to digital technology, from healthcare to education.

We knew from the beginning of this race to serve the people that the track would not be without its holes and thorns.

“We knew that challenges would arise, and obstacles would test our resolve. But, as our history has shown, Nigerians are too ambitious to be broken by a temporary setback.

“We are going to emerge from this phase of our reforms stronger, each of us with renewed hope,” the VP affirmed.

He repeated that the current sacrifices Nigerians make today are investments in a brighter future, one that will secure the well-being of current and future generations.

Tajudeen Abbas, Speaker of the House of Representatives, earlier in his address called on the Federal Government to consider increasing the salary of workers to mitigate the current economic situation in the country.

He urged the administration to build on the existing synergy among the different arms of government to provide much-needed democracy dividends to Nigerians.

Also speaking on the Tinubu administration’s ‘Renewed Hope’ agenda in a lecture themed, “Actualizing the vision of Renewed Hope for socio-economic development through effective leadership”, the guest speaker, Dr. Goke Adegoroye, commended President Tinubu for the steps taken so far in repositioning governance and resetting the economy.

Adegoroye, however, instructed the administration to prioritize key aspects of the ‘Renewed Hope’ agenda to ensure that the impact is felt across different sectors of the economy.

Present at the event were Secretary to Government of the Federation, Sen. George Akume; Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila; Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Esan; Ministers of Information, Mr. Mohammed Idris; Water Resources and Sanitation, Prof. Joseph Utsev; FCT, Mr. Nyesom Wike; Budget and Economic Planning, Atiku Bagudu; Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar; Solid Minerals Development, Mr. Dele Alake; Police Affairs, Ibrahim Geidam; Steel Development, Shuaibu Audu, and Transportation, Sa’idu Alkali, among others.

Heads of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, as well as some members of the diplomatic community also attended the event.