Shettima outlines that the incoming administration is particular about togetherness and there is no agenda to islamize the country.

The Vice-President elect, Senator Kashim Shettima has assured Nigerians that the soon-to-be-sworn in administration does not have an agenda to Islamize the country as it has been speculated in some quarters.

When Shettima was picked as Tinubu’s running mate for the 2023 Presidential elections, concerns were raised as many perceived the ruling party might be harbouring a plan to islamize the country.

This concern was shared by many individuals in the country, especially leaders of the Christian faith, who kicked against the idea of the Muslim-Muslim ticket.

However, while speaking at a lecture leading up to Tinubu’s inauguration, the incoming Vice President stated that the administration does not have any agenda to Islamise Nigeria.

Shettima also described his principal as a person who never attempted to force anyone to join his faith.

“I was a child of necessity, there is no Islamisation agenda. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a Muslim who is married to a Christian, not only a Christian but a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God,” Shettima said.

“Someone who has not Islamised his family, people are alluding that he has the intention to Islamise the nation.”


The Vice-President elect also disclosed that in an attempt to foster togetherness, he deliberately a man of Igbo extraction and Catholic Faithful to be his Chief Security Officer.

“Politics is about perception. As we begin the formation of a new administration, I deliberately picked an Igbo man, a Catholic, to be my Chief Security Officer,” he added.

“For the purpose of inclusivity and togetherness, again I deliberately picked a Northern Christian to be my ADC. So the so-called founder of Boko Haram is going to be protected by…”

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