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Shettima: our government committed to infrastructure development through PPP



Shettima: our government committed to infrastructure development through PPP

Vice President Kashim Shettima has reaffirmed President Bola Tinubu’s dedication to bridging the infrastructure gap in Nigeria through Public-Private Partnership (PPP). Shettima made this statement during the public presentation of two books authored by Malam Yusuf Ali (SAN), the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Council of Osun State University, in Abuja.


The titles of the books, “Supreme Court and Jurisprudence of the Right to a Fair Hearing in Nigeria” and “Public-Private Partnership: An Essential Guide for Stakeholders,” were unveiled at the event. Shettima highlighted the alarming infrastructure deficit in the country and expressed confidence in Tinubu’s leadership to redefine the nation’s development.


He said addressing the challenge required necessary decisions to attract private sector participation, underlining the importance of PPP. Shettima cited the estimate of the African Development Bank, stating that Africa needs a minimum of $170 billion annually by 2025 for infrastructure overhaul. He acknowledged the significant role PPPs play in achieving this, pointing to the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission’s establishment.


Referring to Tinubu’s achievements as a former governor of Lagos State, Shettima noted the President’s commitment to replicating similar successes at the national level. He praised Tinubu’s experience in brokering public-private partnerships and highlighted his legacy in Lagos, a skill set now employed to reposition Nigeria.


Shettima linked Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda to improved infrastructure as a catalyst for economic growth. He praised the alignment between the administration’s economic team and development partners in revolutionising infrastructure investment.


In his assessment of the two books authored by Yusuf Ali, Shettima commended them as valuable contributions to the nation’s pursuit of order and development. He noted the relevance of the books, covering the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on the right to a fair hearing and providing an essential guide to PPP for stakeholders.


The book reviewer, Prof. Wahab Egbewole, SAN, described the works as absorbing, interesting, and informative insights into the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on the right to a fair hearing in Nigeria. He recommended the books as essential reading for all stakeholders involved in the justice sector.


The event was attended by key figures, including the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje.

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