Tinubu budgets N50B for rehabilitation of North East, North West

Tinubu, VP Shettima with Sultan of Sokoto and other NSCIA officials

Tinubu, VP Shettima with Sultan of Sokoto and other NSCIA officials

Vice President Kashim Shettima said President Bola Tinubu has budgeted N50 billion to support the ongoing rebuilding of lives and property in the North West and North East.

Shettima also said the administration will focus on dialogue to address security challenges.

He spoke today at a meeting at at the State House, Abuja between President Tinubu and Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III.

Tinubu spoke on the hardship being faced by many Nigerians post-fuel subsidy removal.

He gave an assurance that all ongoing reforms will liberate and reposition the economy, which will benefit the majority of the population in terms of opportunities, infrastructure, healthcare and education.

“Nigeria is headed for a promise. Our diversity will turn into prosperity, not adversity. We will build a country that our children will be proud of,” the President assured.

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The President told the delegation that the Federal Government had opened talks with State Governments to provide land for the proper sustenance of animals with a view to developing pan-national animal husbandry and agro-allied production and processing facilities for mass export, job creation and revenue generation.

“If Nigeria is still looking for vaccines for basic health issues; if infant and maternal mortality is rampant, then we should examine ourselves. I will commit to consulting with other leaders, like the NSCIA, and we will meet the needs of our people,” he said.

The Sultan of Sokoto pledged “one hundred per cent loyalty” to the President, affirming that a leader can only reach a position by the will of God, and not man.

His Eminence assured the President that the NSCIA will be available to advise and support President Tinubu to realize his dream for the country, adding that “God will hold all leaders to account, in justice and fairness.”

He suggested that the distribution of palliatives across the country should be monitored and augmented, where it fails to reach some of the people who remain in dire need.

“I honestly believe we will come out of the challenges stronger,” the Sultan of Sokoto said.

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