Vice President Kashim Shettima has called on leaders in the North West region of the county to unite and support the present administration’s efforts in addressing challenges confronting the people.
He made the call on Friday in his remarks when he paid a Sallah homage to the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Saád Abubakar II, in his palace.
President Tinubu is aware of the challenges facing our people, the insecurity that has pervaded the northwest region and he is taking far reaching measures to address the situation.
While conveying President Tinubu’s felicitations, the vice president in an statement by his media office emphasized the importance of peace and unity.
“I urge our political leaders to unite in order to confront the common challenges of insecurity, poverty and underdevelopment in the region,” he said.
Shettima also tasked the state governor, Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, on providing purposeful leadership while admonishing him to maintain cordial relationship with leaders across the State.
He added that the Tinubu administration in acknowledgment of the role of the traditional institution, remained committed to giving it the necessary support to contribute to the nation’s progress.
Speaking earlier at a brief reception for the vice president at the Government House, Governor Aliyu Sokoto expressed gratitude for the Vice President’s visit.
The governor described Vice President Shettima as a man of patience, tolerance and courage, assuring him of the state’s support for the success of the Tinubu administration.
On his part, while appreciating the visit, the Sultan of Sokoto commended the federal government for the bold steps taken so far to address challenges confronting the nation.
He added that it is better to take certain decisions now, no matter the hardship, and that the gains of the future are more important.
The sultan also pledged the unwavering support of the sultanate for the federal government’s policies and programmes.