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Be Wary of Sycophants and People Without Integrity, Shagari Advises Tinubu



Muktar Shagari

The former deputy governor of Sokoto State, Mukhtar Shagari advised the incoming president to be wary of sycophants and people without integrity when forming his team, News About Nigeria reports.

He said, “First of all, he (Tinubu) must be very careful of sycophants, people who will tell him stories, people who will tell him things they believe he will want to hear.

“Another one is that he must take the issue of security seriously, people are still being killed, people are still being kidnapped and after that, he must look at the economy. I know he will be able to bring people who will help him build the economy,” he said.

when asked if the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu can be a successful president, he affirmed that with the right people in his team, he can replicate the success he had in Lagos state at a national level.

He said, “Very easily if he has the right team. If you are talented and you are the captain of a football team, if you are the only person that is talented and good, you don’t have strikers, you can hardly win any competition.

“But if you have the right people, in fact, it is the right team and strikers that will help you score the goals. So, if Bola Ahmed Tinubu does what he did in Lagos at the national level, that is expanding what he did to achieve success in Lagos, then bring in the right caliber of people.

“Bring in people who know what they are doing, people who have integrity because the brightest person can fail if he doesn’t have the integrity. So, if he has the right team and the right people, I believe that he can still do what he did in Lagos in Nigeria,” Shagari said.

The president-elect, Tinubu was declared the winner of the February 25 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), he won with 8,794,726 votes.