Osinbajo takes Shettima on a familiarization tour
As President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration begins to wind, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Thursday took the Vice-President-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima on a familiarization tour of his wing of the presidential villa.
Fielding question from State House correspondents after touring the offices at the VPs wing and a brief meeting with Osinbajo, Shettima said: “On the instance of Vice President (Osinbajo), who is a friend, a contemporary, I came here just to exchange ideas on how to move the nation forward.
“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. Yes, cross fertilization of ideas.”
Asked how soon Nigerian should expect the impact of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidency, he said: “I believe President Tinubu will hit the ground running from day one. He does not have the luxury of time. And I will be the Vice President I don’t want to be presumptuous, I don’t want to make a loud proclamation but my interaction with him has shown that we will hit the ground running from day one.”
On his conferment with the national honour, he said, “It was a historical experience, a humbling experience. We are what we are not because of our intellect, not because of our physical prowess, not because of our pedigree or political sagacity. It’s just a gift from God to humanity, four years or eight years in this time.
“I believe 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.”