In Coming Months, We’ll Reap Bountiful Economic Harvests, Vice-President Promises

•Charges ministers, others to rally round Tinubu in nation’s interest

Deji Elumoye in Abuja

Vice-President Kashim Shettima, has assured Nigerians that the economy has begun to show prospects, saying in the coming months, the country would reap bountiful harvests.

He also charged all the ministers and other appointees of the administration to rally round the president in his determination to salvage the ship of state, saying  Tinubu meant well for the nation, even as the reminded them that leadership required commitment.

Shettima, spoke Tuesday night during Iftar (the fast-breaking evening meal for Muslims during Ramadan), organised by President Bola Tinubu for members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and services chiefs at the State House, Abuja.

He reminded ministers and the other top government officials at the event that President Tinubu did not subscribe to buck-passing, for which reason he said posterity would be kind to him.

According to him, “Ramadan is a season of forgiveness. It’s a season of generosity, which incidentally coincides with the lent season, which goes to buttress the fact that what binds us together, exceeds whatever divides us.

“This is time for all of us to rally round our leader because leadership requires sacrifice, leadership requires tenacity of purpose, leadership requires commitment.

“Honourable ministers, service chiefs, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, we have crossed the rubicon and the nation is on the path to sustained growth. Some nations have gone through some worse phases in the annals of their history than us.

“The President means well for the nation, he has a good heart for the nation and we have the moral imperative to support him in whatever way we can to salvage the ship of the state.

“He doesn’t subscribe to the idea of apportioning blames, the buck stops on his desk and he has not shied away from facing some gargantuan challenges facing us. Rest assured that in the fullness of time, posterity will be very kind to him.

“Let’s keep this in prayers, let’s pray for the restoration of peace and stability in the country. Luckily, the economy is turning the corner, by the grace of God, in the coming months we shall have a bountiful harvest season and we shall all smile once again,” The vice-president stated.

Speaking on behalf of other FEC members,  Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, thanked the president for providing them with the Iftar and prayed for him, asking God to answer his prayers in earnest.

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