Shettima To Friends, Allies: Please No Adverts on My 57th Birthday, Donate To Charities Instead
Vice President Kashim Shettima has urged friends and political allies avoid placing birthday wishes on newspaper pages or utilising paid channels to convey greetings for his 57th birthday on September 2nd.
In a press statement personally signed by the Vice President, he stated that this decision was made in the spirit of the nation’s commitment to responsible resource management and responsive governance.
Instead, he urged anyone willing to contrto ibute to the betterment of society to donate to charity organisations in need in the collective pursuit of a humane and functional world.
Shettima’s release, stated, inter alia:
“Dear friends and well-wishers,
“Greetings to you all.
“As we approach the anniversary of my birth on September 2nd, I am utterly grateful for the warm wishes and kind sentiments that many of you have expressed over the years. Your thoughtfulness has touched my heart and has been a source of immense joy.
“At the same time, I would like to take this opportunity to humbly request that you consider celebrating this occasion in a different way. In the spirit of our nation’s commitment to responsible resource management and responsive governance, I kindly ask you to refrain from placing birthday wishes on newspaper pages or utilizing paid channels to convey your greetings.
“I invite you to join me in channeling our collective efforts towards a nobler cause. Instead of spending resources on such messages, I encourage you to contribute to the betterment of our society by donating to charity organizations in need, or your preference, in our collective pursuit of a humane and functional world.
“Thank you for your understanding and for being my all-weather friends and allies.
“Senator Kashim Shettima, GCON,
Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Deji Elumoye in Abuja