Vice President Kashim Shettima has said that he was mandated by President Bola Tinubu to go sell “the Nigerian dream” at the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Shettima said this on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) where world leaders are gathered to discuss the way forward for the global economy, stating that the nation has never had it better in terms of governance with President Tinubu at the helm of affairs.
“With Tinubu at the helm of affairs, we have never had it good in terms of governance. He mandated me to go and sell the Nigerian dream and I am here to showcase Nigeria to you all,” Shettima said.
The vice-president also explained why it was important that the country was represented in Davos, saying that as Africa’s most populous nation and largest economy, Nigeria’s presence at the conference is very essential as the trajectory of global growth is hinged on the continent.
“You know Nigeria represents Africa, the most populous nation in Africa, it has its largest economy. The trajectory of global growth is facing Africa and Nigeria will make or mar that transition. So, we have to be in Davos to sell the Nigerian brand because wherever Nigeria goes, that is where Africa goes.”
Shettima also compared Nigeria’s population to nations such as Botswana, Rwanda and Mauritius, stressing that these nations are not bigger than Kano and added that Nigeria’s population is vital to the growth of the economy.