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Nigeria Still Thinking About Joining BRICS — VP Shettima

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Kashim Shettima, Nigeria’s Vice President, has said that Nigeria did not apply to become a member of of BRICS – the economic and political Bloc formed by Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

While speaking on Friday, Shettima said, “So far, we have not applied for the membership of BRICS. And it is majorly informed by the fact that my principal President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a true democrat that believes in consensus building,” he told Channels Television on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit which was held in South Africa.

“There are so many variables that need to be taken into cognizance. We have to evaluate so many tendencies and issues that require engagements with the economic advisory council, the Federal Executive Council, and even the National Assembly before an informed decision towards joining the BRICS would be taken.”

Though, the clarification is coming after it was reported in some section of the media that the new power bloc turns down moves by Nigeria to join it after Saudi Arabia, Iran and others were admitted.

Shettima represented Nigeria at BRICsb summit in South Africa last week. The newly admitted countries would become full members from January 1.

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