The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed why former Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima is the best choice of running mate for Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress.
According to Sanwo-Olu, the former governor’s track record and contribution to Nigeria’s development at large were part of what stood him out and earned him the ruling party vice-presidential ticket.
“His penchant for diligence and contributions toward the development of Nigeria’s socio-economic and political landscape based on his service to the nation in different capacities in the past, without any iota of doubt. made him the right choice as the APC vice presidential candidate in the 2023 presidential poll,” Sanwo-Olu said.
The governor made this known while felicitating with the APC vice-presidential candidate on his 56th birthday, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, on Friday.
In the statement titled, ‘Sanwo-Olu congratulates Shettima on the 56th birthday’, Sanwo-Olu described Shettima as a visionary leader.
According to him, Shettima is a committed and selfless public servant, who contributed not only to his state but Nigeria as a whole, as an experienced banker, respected politician and public officer.
He said the APC vice-presidential candidate has displayed pragmatic leadership with selflessness and dedication, by rendering quality service to people at the state and national levels both in the private and public sectors.
The statement read:
On behalf of my wife, Ibijoke, and the good people of Lagos State, I join family, friends, political associates, leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress to congratulate Senator Kashim Shettima, the running mate to our National Leader and presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on his 56th birthday.
Senator Shettima in the last three decades has distinguished himself as successful banker and public officer rising to the position of a General Manager in Zenith Bank before yielding the clarion call in 2007 to serve as Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development in Borno State.
As a golden fish, which cannot be hidden, Shettima within four years served as Commissioner in five ministries – Finance and Economic Development, Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Education, Agriculture and Health under Governor Ali Modu Sheriff from 2007 to 2011. Having proved to be a trusted and committed manager of manpower and resources, his people elected him as Governor in 2011.
Senator Shettima’s input in the growth and development of Borno State during his tenure as Governor is a clear testament to his visionary leadership. His developmental strides in the State are noticeable in different areas of endeavour to date. He has also distinguished himself in the legislative chamber as a member of the Senate, representing Borno Central.
His penchant for diligence and contributions toward the development of Nigeria’s socio-economic and political landscape based on his service to the nation in different capacities in the past without any iota of doubt made him the right choice as the APC vice presidential candidate in the 2023 presidential poll.
On this occasion of his 56th birthday, I wish ‘our incoming Vice President’ by the grace of God, good health and wisdom, as he continues to render more services to our dear country.