- The Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima, donated N5 million to nursing students of Al-Hikmah University
- Shettima was captured in a video asking the nursing students to go and collect the N5 million from their chairman
- The former Borno state governor had earlier awarded an N25 million scholarship to indigent female students
Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering basic and tertiary education in Nigeria and worldwide
Ilorin, Kwara state - The Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima, has made a generous donation of N5 million to nursing students of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara state.
Shettima gave the nursing student the financial gift after he was presented with a portrait of himself.
A lecturer at the university, Sanusi Lafiagi, shared the video via his X page (formerly known as Twitter) @sirnucy.
Shettima was in the institution to deliver the 13th Convocation lecture on the role of education and training of the country’s population to take full advantage of the growing influence of technology in all aspects of human existence.
In an earlier video, posted by the same Al-Hikmah lecturer, Shettima announced a N25 million scholarship to indigent female students of the university who don’t have the means to take care of their school fees.
Nigerians drag Shettima for berating ex-classmate bank job
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Shettima was dragged on social media for his remark about his classmates while addressing lawmakers in a viral video.
The former Borno State governor stated that the best-graduating student during his master’s program at the University of Ibadan was now “languishing” in a mediocre bank as a general manager.
Shettima's comment did not sit well with Nigerians as they lashed out at the Vice President for name-dropping during his address to lawmakers.
Shettima tackles Peter Obi over Wike's N15.5bn proposal
Shettima took a swipe at Peter Obi, the flagbearer of the Labour Party in the 2023 presidential election, over his criticism of the proposed N15.5 billion budget for the renovation of the former's residence.
Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), made the proposal as part of the 2024 budget to complete the abandoned project, which, according to Shettima, was started by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Obi, however, faulted the move, citing the harsh economic realities in the country. Stanley Nkwocha, the spokesperson of the vice president, accused Obi of "unhealthy post-election trauma."