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Nasarawa can achieve Lagos-level development by tapping into its mineral wealth, says Shettima



Vice-President Kashim Shettima expressed his belief that Nasarawa has the potential to become a northern equivalent of Lagos in the South-West. He shared this view while interacting with a delegation led by retired Justice Sidi Bage I, the chairman of the Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on a Wednesday.

Mr. Shettima highlighted that if the state effectively harnesses its solid mineral resources, Nasarawa could play a role similar to what Lagos does for the South-West. He emphasized that due to its proximity to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasarawa holds significant opportunities and could serve as a driving force for the entire region.

The vice-president reiterated the value of the traditional institutions in the country and expressed gratitude to the traditional rulers, the government and the people of the state for their love and support to President Bola Tinubu during the last electioneering.

“You are the custodians of our rich cultural heritage; the people listen to you more than us because you are the closest to the people,” stated Mr Shettima. “We appreciate you and value you because you are our link to the past.”

He urged Nasarawa people to be peaceful and develop, adding that Nasarawa is home to all the solid minerals in the country.