2 Buhari said this in a congratulatory message issued by his Spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, on Friday in Abuja.
4 The president saluted Shettima for his visionary and participatory style of leadership.
5 Buhari, who felicitated the astute political leader and legislator, lauded him for setting a standard of resilience that had turned Borno into an example of social, economic and infrastructural development
He also commended Shettima for his courage, foresight, sagacity and intellectualism.
6 He noted that the APC vice-presidential candidate had provided strong leadership for his state by keeping citizens unified and focused on the larger picture of a victorious and enlightened community, with clear results in education, health and road constructions.
7 The president believed that Shettima’s experience as a banker, governor, Senator and scholar would prove relevant in governance at the national level.
8 He prayed that the almighty God would equip Shettima with more wisdom and strength as he serves the country.