A former ministerial nominee, Maryam Shettima, also known as Maryam Shetty, has expressed optimism that her withdrawal from the list of ministerial nominees would not be the end of her political journey.
GISTS VILLA reports that the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, on Friday, read a letter from President Bola Tinubu, asking the House to replace Maryam Shetty with her classmate, Mariya Mahmoud.
The former nominee was at the National Assembly complex for her screening on Friday when she was informed of the change.
Reacting in a statement on Saturday, Maryam Shetty expressed gratitude to the President for nominating her prior to the unexpected twist.
According to her, the development would not diminish her growing desire to serve the nation in her best abilities.
Part of the statement reads, “Even with this unexpected twist, my gratitude to President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for considering me for such an esteemed position remains undiminished.
“The journey doesn’t end here; I believe this is a mere stepping stone, the best is yet to come. My resolve to serve my beloved country, Nigeria, in any capacity I can, is stronger than ever.
“I would like to assure my incredible supporters that this is not an end, it is the dawn of a new era”.