Shettima asks support for the FG’s employment creation and agricultural projects.

Vice-President Kashim Shettima has urged development partners to offer greater assistance to President Bola Tinubu’s government in delivering on the Renewed Hope Agenda’s key areas.

Shettima identified e-mobility and employment creation as top priorities.

Other areas are: agriculture, food security, the power sector, among others.

Shettima made the plea on Monday when receiving Michael McNair, Global Managing Director of the Tony Blair Institute, on a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

According to Shettima, delivering on key areas would assist solve some of the country’s issues, notably the security crisis caused by terrorism, abduction, and banditry.

He reiterated the commitment of the Tinubu’s administration to deliver on the Renewed Hope Agenda, adding tha: “It is easy to talk but how to walk the talk is the most important component of leadership”.

Shettima also asked development partners’ cooperation for the Tinubu administration’s efforts to expand the deployment and use of electric cars for public transportation.

The Vice President asked the TBI to share its knowledge in increasing technology adoption in the country.

”I crave your indulgence to support us in e-mobility. We want your perspective and your input on the deployment and use of e-mobility, we want to adopt and adhere to global best practices”.

He praised TBI’s collaboration with Nigeria, particularly in the country’s efforts to improve governance and leadership in key sectors like as job development, agriculture, and food security.

He also praised the institute’s support for the electricity industry through the Niger Delta electricity Holding Company (NDPHC) and the delivery unit, which will monitor government efforts.

He believes that with the weight of Nigeria’s rising population and all of its repercussions, the government must enhance the quality of governance.

”There is no magic wand beyond delivering the dividends of democracy to the people.

“Once we create jobs and engage the youths, the challenges of terrorism, kidnappings and banditry will be drastically curtailed,” he added.

Earlier, McNair commended Tinubu and Shettima’s leadership.

He noted that Shettima’s impressive outing at the World Economic Forum, particularly his commitment to Africa’s future, was indicative of the country’s direction.

McNair said he was in Nigeria to appraise the work started by the TBI team in the country, especially in supporting the new administration to deliver on set goals.

He said: “TBI’s success is in helping the administration to achieve its mandate across different sectors”.

He stated that the institution was committed to promoting growth and development in Africa, particularly Nigeria, in critical areas designated by the administration.

He stated that the group was willing to deploy more resources to fulfill the country’s desired objectives.

Ope-Oluwa Adejoro, TBI Regional Director for Anglophone West and Central Africa; Joy Dariye, TBI Country Director for Nigeria; and Ahmed Ibrahim and Victor Adamu, top executives at the institution, were also in attendance at the meeting.

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