Vice President Kashim Shettima has revealed that the administration of President Bola Tinubu will in the coming weeks unveil an initiative that will address insurgency and poverty, among other challenges confronting Nigerians, especially those living in the northern region region of the country.
The vice president disclosed this on Monday while speaking to journalists during a condolence visit to Kano.
Shettima, accompanied by the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Barau Jibrin, among others, were in the ancient city to commiserate with the government and people of Kano over the demise of elderstateman, Alhaji Abubakar Imam Galadanci.
Speaking on the plan to address the challenges confronting Nigerians, Shettima said: “The President is determined to define the meaning and concept of modern governance, and the crisis we have in the North West, which is further accentuated by poverty. The social exclusion is also something that the President is determined to frontally confront and in the coming weeks he is going to unveil the Pulaku solution.”
“Unless we want to engage in an endless war of attrition, there cannot be a military solution to the crisis in the North West. There has to be a kinetic and non-kinetic solution.
“In the next couple of weeks, we will unveil the Pulaku solution which will address the grievances and social exclusion of our Fulbe cousins in the North West and also towards addressing the root causes of all the banditry and insurgency in the nation,” Shettima added.
On arrival in Kano, the vice president, who was received by the state governor, Abba Yusuf, proceeded to the palace of the Emir of Bichi, HRH Nasiru Ado Bayero, where he commiserated with him on the passing away of the late Galadanci.
From the Emir’s palace, the vice president proceeded to the family compound of the late Galadanci where he was received by Prof. Shehu Galadanci and Air Vice Marshal Nura Imam (Rtd), on behalf of the extended family.
Shettima, on behalf of President Bola Tinubu, expressed his condolences, prayed Allah to grant the deceased eternal rest and to also console the entire Galadanci family.
Thanking the vice president for the visit on behalf of the family, Prof Shehu Galadanci emphasised the need for unity of purpose among northern leaders and urged Nigerians to always support the Tinubu administration in prayers, for the success of its programmes and policies.
From Kano, Shettima flew to Katsina to condole with renowned businessman, Alhaji Dahiru Mangal over the demise of his first wife, Hajiya Aisha Dahiru Mangal, who died on Saturday evening in Abuja, after a brief illness.
Hajiya Mangal has been buried according to Islamic rites.
Other members of the vice president’s delegation include a member of the House of Representatives from Kano State, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin and Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political Matters, Alhaji Ibrahim Masari.