Vice President Kashim Shettima has said God ordained his principal, Bola Tinubu President of Nigeria.
Shettima stated this when he hosted the University of Ibadan Postgraduate School alumni, according to a statement issued by his media aide, Stanley Nkwocha.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the delegation also included members of the 1989/1990 set of the National Youth Service Corps with whom he served in Calabar.
Shettima admitted that though he and his principal are the two most powerful men in the country, some individuals are better than them.
He said, “We do not occupy our positions because of our physical prowess and certainly not because of our pedigree; there are people of superior pedigree than us.
“It is a gift from God and a call to serve humanity for a very short span of time.”
The vice-president reiterated Tinubu’s commitment to improving Nigerians’ livelihood and the country’s fortunes.
He said, “I always believe that power is a humbling experience. We spend more of our lives outside power than in power, and, most importantly, I see it as a gift from God.
“Asiwaju and I are occupying the prime positions in this country, not because of our intellectual acumen or political sagacity but purely by the grace of God.
“And the impact we make in the lives of our people will determine our positions here and in the hereafter. So, to me, it is a humbling experience; it is an opportunity to add value to a great nation like ours.
“More so, Nigeria’s anticipated demographic bulge suggests we improve the quality of governance in the bid to mitigate any looming demographic disaster.”