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Vice President Shettima Fingers Political Forces In The Rising Cost Of Living, Protests

Vice President Kashim Shettima has fingered political forces in the ongoing high rising cost of living and protests it has generated in some parts of the country.
“There are (political) forces that are hell-bent on undermining our nation, but this is the time for us to coalesce into a singular entity.”
Shettima who spoke at a conference on Public Wealth Management in Abuja today, February 20, said: “sadly, some of our countrymen are still in political mode. They are the practitioners of violence, advocating that Nigeria should go the Lebanon way.
“But Nigeria is greater than anyone of us here. Nigeria will weather the storm. Forces are hell-bent on plunging this country into a state of anarchy.
“Those who could not get to power through the ballot box, instead of them to wait till 2027, are so desperate.”
Vice President Shettima, acknowledged that Nigeria is passing through turbulent times, assured the people that the pain will not last forever.
“We have to make this country work. We have to move beyond politics. We are now in the face of governance.”

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He gave as an example, the moves by some Nigerian political forces to sabotage the efforts of the Tinubu’s Government, saying that just in the midnight of Sunday, February 18, about 45 trucks loaded with maize were intercepted while making their way to neighbouring countries.
“Just three nights ago, 45 trucks of maize were caught being transported to neighbouring countries. Just in that Ilela axis, there are 32 illegal smuggling routes. “And the moment those food stuff were intercepted, the price of maize came down by N10,000. It came down from N60,000 to N50,000.”

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