VP Shettima Pays Condolence Visit To APC National Chairman In Kano


……..As First Lady Sends Official Delegation.

Vice President Kashim Shettima has paid a condolence visit to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, in Kano.

The visit comes despite the Vice President’s own recent bereavement.

Earlier today, Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, sent a powerful delegation led by the wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Ekaette Unoma Akpabio, to commiserate with the Vice President’s family in Kano. They prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of Hajiya Maryam Albishir and for God Almighty to grant her eternal rest.

Senator Remi Tinubu urged the Vice President and his family to console themselves with the years of impact their late mother had on humanity while on earth.

Both the Vice President and Dr. Ganduje suffered losses on the same day, with VP Shettima’s mother-in-law, Hajiya Maryam Albishir, and Ganduje’s mother-in-law, Hajiya Asiya Gauyama, passing away.

Hajiya Maryam was the mother of the Vice President’s wife, Hajiya Nana Shettima, while Hajiya Asiya was the mother of Professor Hafsatu Ganduje, wife of the APC National Chairman.

Yesterday, the late Hajiya Maryam Albishir was laid to rest in Kano after a funeral prayer that drew numerous dignitaries, including governors, ministers, and lawmakers from across the country.

Meanwhile, earlier today, the Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, and a host of other mourners and sympathizers, led by the National Chairman of the APC, Dr. Ganduje, paid condolence visits to the Vice President and his wife in Kano.

Others who came to commiserate with the Vice President included the Governor of Jigawa State, Umar Namadi; Chairman of Dantata Group of Companies, Alhaji Aminu Alhassan Dantata; CEO/Group Chairman of A.A Rano Nigeria Limited, Alhaji Auwalu Abdullahi Rano; former Governors of Plateau and Niger States, Simon Bako Lalong and Abubakar Sani Bello.

Others are the Senator representing Kebbi Central, Senator Adamu Aliero; former Senator of Borno Central Senatorial District, Mohammed Abba-Aji; former majority leader of the House of Representatives/Member Representing Doguwa/Tudunwada Federal Constituency, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, members of the Borno State caucus at the National Assembly; and several others.

Stanley Nkwocha
Senior Special Assistant to The President on Media & Communications
(Office of The Vice President)