Former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima has advocated for the rotation of power between the northern and southern parts of Nigeria, as he believes the presidency should move to the South in 2023 to encourage fairness and justice.
He said this on Friday during the public presentation of an autobiography by Njidda Mamadu Gadzama, the Chairman of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund’s (TETFund) Research and Development Standing Committee titled “Standing For The Truth With Courage”, which was held in Abuja.
The occasion which attracted top personalities including the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, former Governor of Bauchi State, Ahmadu Muazu and many others was chaired by Kashim Shettima.
Shettima, in his speech, blamed selfish politicians for the issues facing Nigeria currently. He added that religion and ethnicity are also tools used by these politicians to pursue their selfish interests and called for unity and justice in the country.
The Chairman of the occasion said Nigeria must not be allowed to implode, as no country in Africa would be able to accommodate its huge population.
The Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, in his speech said Nigeria is going through difficult times which will soon be over.
The Executive Secretary of TETFund, Suleiman Bogoro, while presenting the book described Njidda Gadzama as a great academic who has positively influenced Nigeria’s higher education sector. He said Gadzama should be commended for his courage and service to the nation.
Njidda Gadzama, the author of the book, was the former VC of the University of Maiduguri and the University of Port Harcourt. He was also a member of Nigerian Academy of Science.
Gadzama, during his speech noted that his experience at the 13 Working Groups of TETFund R&D Standing Committee has helped him believe in Nigeria.