Tinubu has no luxury of time – Shettima says as Osinbajo takes him round Aso Villa


Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima, has said that  his principal, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has no luxury of time.

He said he had to hit the ground running, while speaking after the outgoing VP, Yemi Osinbajo, took him  on a tour of the Vice Presidential Wing at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday.

Osinbajo had shared photos from the familiarisation tour on his Twitter handle.

He wrote, “It was my pleasure to receive VP-Elect Sen. Kashim Shettima and take him on a tour of the Vice Presidential Wing of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa.”

Speaking after the tour, Shettima commended Osinbajo for his kind gesture. He also stated the sole purpose of his visitation was to exchange ideas with Osinbajo on how to move the nation forward.

“On the instance of Vic-President, who is a friend and a contemporary, I came here just to exchange ideas on how to move the nation forward,” he said.

“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.”

Speaking on Tinubu’s presidency, Shettima said the president-elect would “hit the ground running” immediately after the inauguration on May 29.

“He does not have the luxury of time. I will be the Vice-President. I don’t want to be presumptuous or make a loud proclamation,” he added.

“But my interaction with him (Tinubu) has shown that we will hit the ground running from day one.

“I believe it 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.”

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