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Shettima Meets Babangida, Abdulsalami Abubakar [Photo]




The Vice President-elect Senator Kashim Shettima on Thursday paid a courtesy visit to former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar.

Naija News reports that the former Borno State governor met the leaders at their Uphill Residences in Minna, Niger state capital.

Shettima, who arrived Minna around 3 pm, headed to the houses of the former leaders for a meeting behind closed doors for about 30 minutes each.

Speaking to newsmen after the meetings, the Vice President-elect said that he was in the State to meet the two leaders and get advice, input, and sort their perspectives on the issues confronting the nation.

He said: “Our elders are the beacon of hope and we will continue to tap from their wealth of experience. They have a lot to offer the nation and humanity. We will continue to reach out to them for their advice, inputs, and perspectives on issues confronting us as a nation.”

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Shettima said that the challenges bedeviling Niger state and other states would be adequately addressed.