THE EXECUTIVE 28/01/2024
FG Not Relocating Agencies to Lagos – Shettima
Vice President Kashim Shettima has debunked claims that the Federal Government is planning to relocate some federal agencies and institutions to Lagos.
He was speaking through his Political Adviser, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, at the 10th Ahmadu Bello Annual Memorial Lecture which held in Maduguri, on Saturday, January 27.
“There is no truth in the rumours that the Federal Government plans to relocate agencies and institutions out of Abuja beyond effecting administrative changes that will not disadvantage any part of this country, “Shettima stated.
“I repeat, this administration (Tinubu administration) will not disadvantage any part of the country in favour of another, “ he stressed, assuring, “We seek a balanced and inclusive growth.”
The Vice President appealed: “I would like to use this forum to appeal to leaders and elders with responsibility to resist the temptation to act on these spurious rumours.”
Turning to security, which formed the major talking point of the lecture, Shettima reminded the audience that securing the country was the first priority of the Tinibu administration.
“Every strategy that can end violent crimes and conflicts within communities will be pursued vigorously by this administration,” he assured.