TINUBU’S DEPUTY SHETTIMA BLAMES OPPOSITION FOR HARDSHIP, INFLATION SMUGGLING OF FOOD ABROAD

Vice President Kashim Shettima has pointed accusing fingers at politicians, saying they are behind the attempt to pull the nation backward.

Shettima disclosed this at the Public Wealth Management Conference, in Abuja, Tuesday.

Shettima said politicians who lost in the 2023 general election of plotting to throw Nigeria into anarchy, sabotaging the country by smuggling food out to other countries to trigger food price hikes.

According to him, “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 foodstuffs were intercepted, the price of maize came down by N10,000. It came down from N60,000 to N50,000.

“So, there are forces that are hell-bent on undermining our nation, but this is the time for us to coalesce into a singular entity.

“We have to make this country work. We have to move beyond politics. We are now in the face of governance.

“Sadly, some of our countrymen are still in the 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 for them to wait till 2027, are so desperate.”

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