By Harry Awurumibe, Editor Abuja Bureau
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday took Senator Kashim Shettima, the Vice President-elect, on familiarization tour of the Vice Presidential Wing of the Aso Rock, Villa.
Speaking to State House Correspondents after the meeting, Shettima said he was at Presidential Villa, Abuja on the invitation of Osinbajo even as he described the meeting as fruitful.
Said he: “I came at the instance of the Vice President, who is a friend, a contemporary, I came here just to exchange ideas on how to move the nation forward.
“He took me round the offices out of courtesy and I want to commend him, I want to thank him for extending that courtesy to me. Yes, cross fertilization of ideas.”
Asked how soon Nigerians should expect the impact of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidency, the former Governor of Borno state said: “I believe President Tinubu will hit the ground running from day one. He does not have the luxury of time.
“And I will be the Vice President I don’t want to be presumptuous, I don’t want to make loud proclamation but my interaction with him has shown that we will hit the ground running from day one.”
On his conferment with the national honour, he said: “it was a historic experience, a humbling experience. We are what we are not because of our intellect, not because of our physical prowess, not because of our pedigree or political sagacity. It’s just a gift from God to humanity, four years or eight years in this time.
Speaking further he said: “I believe it is a humbling experience, is a call to national duty and by God’s grace we need the support of all of you, especially the media to succeed.
“So, I wish to employ all of you to join us in building a new Nigeria.”