‘Ndume, Northern Elders Are Mischief Makers’ – Shettima Backs FAAN, CBN’s Relocation To Lagos

Ndume, Northern Elders Are Mischief Makers’ – Shettima Backs FAAN, CBN’s Relocation To Lagos

Vice President Kashim Shettima has said that those opposed to the relocation of some departments and units of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) from Abuja to Lagos are “mischief makers”.

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

But speaking at the 10th Annual Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Lecture and Merit Awards in Maiduguri on Saturday, Shettima said the move is for the interest of the generality of Nigerians.

Shettima noted that President 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.

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 said late Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto of blessed memory lived a worthy life of emulation for the betterment of the North and the country as a whole.

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