‘Ignore Mischief-Making Northern Elders,’ Shettima Backs Relocation Of CBN, FAAN Offices To Lagos

Borno lawmaker, Senator Ali Ndume, and some northern elders in Katsina State have urged President Bola Tinubu to reverse the decision or risk a second term in office.

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Vice President Kashim Shettima has referred to those who oppose the relocation of certain departments and units of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) from Abuja to Lagos as “mischief makers.”

Borno lawmaker, Senator Ali Ndume, and some northern elders in Katsina State have urged President Bola Tinubu to reverse the decision or risk a second term in office.

However, Shettima, speaking at the 10th Annual Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Lecture and Merit Awards in Maiduguri, stated that the move is in the best interest of all Nigerians.

He emphasized that President Tinubu’s ‘Renewed Hope Agenda’ would not make any policy or decision that favors one region over another.

Represented by his Special Adviser on Political Matters, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, Shettima said: “The event in line with President Tinubu’s vision, has brought about many critical stakeholders, including traditional rulers, to collectively brainstorm and chat a new way forward in bringing lasting solutions to end insecurity, banditry, kidnapping, poverty, corruption, and all other social vices in the region and the nation in general.

“Recently, there were those opposing the federal government’s decision over planned relocation of some departments and units of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) from Abuja to Lagos, I want to reassure the people of the North that the move is for the interest of the generality of Nigerians.

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s ‘Renewed Hope Agenda’ would not make any policy or decision that would be sectional, or at the detriment of some geographical location of the nation; therefore, those opposing the relocation process of some of the departments should desist, or else they are acting as mischief makers.” Shettima stated.

The Vice President praised the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, also known as the Sardauna of Sokoto, for leading a remarkable life that serves as an example for the improvement of the North and the entire country.

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