In a significant gathering that underscored political collaboration and discussions on state affairs, Vice President Senator Kashim Shettima hosted former Borno state governor Senator Ali Modu Sheriff at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday.
The visit signifies the reunion of the duo politically, years after they fell out due to political differences in their home state.
Shettima took over from Sheriff in the northeast, but they later became political rivals after the former joined the Peoples Democratic Party.
The meeting, which carried both political and developmental significance, allowed the two leaders to engage in meaningful discussions concerning the progress and well-being of Borno and Nigeria.
Sources at the Presidential Villa noted that the meeting demonstrates their commitment to fostering cooperation and addressing matters of mutual interest, particularly within their shared ties to Borno state.
The discussions during the meeting reportedly centred around matters about the development and progress of Borno.
”With both leaders having held significant positions within the state, their insights and experiences are valuable for charting a path forward that addresses the needs and aspirations of the people,” one of the sources said.
Another source said:
”The challenges the state faces, including security concerns and development initiatives, necessitate cohesive strategies that leverage the expertise and knowledge of key leaders.
”Beyond their roles, the discussions between Vice President Senator Kashim Shettima and former Governor Ali Modu Sheriff hold implications for Borno state’s political and economic trajectory.
”Their engagement also underscores the broader significance of states working with the national government to achieve cohesive and well-coordinated development objectives.”