In South Africa, Shettima says Tinubu will change fortunes of Nigeria soon
Vice President Kashim Shettima has said there will be changes in the fortunes of Nigeria in the coming months under the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Shettima stated this on Wednesday when he spoke with journalists during his tour of exhibition stands at the BRICS Trade Fair in South Africa.
According to Shettima, President Tinubu is very passionate about empowering Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) for the development of the nation’s economy.
“It is a known fact that the empowerment of the MSMEs is key to empowering our youth and women towards contributing to the nation’s economic development,” Shettima said.
“The President is a very compassionate leader and in the coming months, there will be changes in the fortunes of Nigeria.”
Explaining the economic impact of the growth of MSMEs on the economy, he said it will have positive impacts which will help in supporting families and add value to the nation.
The Vice President praised the organisers of the trade fair which had about 180 exhibitors from various sectors of the economy.
He stressed that the exhibitions will in the long run serve the purpose of galvanising investment and trade in the continent.
“I am quite impressed by the investment Nigerians are making in South Africa. This is the harbinger of greater things to come. I can say that Nigerians are active in digital economy, they are active in fashion, they are equally active in mining,
“I am quite glad that quite a number of our country men are doing well and are willing to partner with the home nation for the greater glory of the African continent.”
The Trade Fair is being organised by the BRIC South Africa & The SA BRICS Business Council (SABBC) in collaboration with the Department of Trade Industry and Competition, on the sidelines of the on-going 15th BRICS Summit.
The Vice President was accompanied to the Trade Fair by Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Muhammad Haruna Manta, the Consul-General, Ambassador Andrew Idi and other senior government officials.
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