VP Shettima’s Mother-In-Law Laid To Rest In Kano


The remains of Hajiya Maryam Albishir, mother-in-law to Vice President Kashim Shettima, were laid to rest today in Kano following funeral prayers at her family residence.

The deceased, Hajiya Maryam Albishir aged 69, was the mother of Hajiya Nana Shettima, wife of Vice President Kashim Shettima. Her death is undoubtedly a great personal loss for the family of Nigeria’s Vice President.

The solemn event drew a large gathering of family members, friends and associates paying their final respects. Among them were Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf; Acting Governor of Borno State, Hon. Umar Usman Kadafur; Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Sen. Abubakar Kyari; and Minister of State for Steel Development, Uba Maigari Ahmadu.

National Assembly members, former Borno State Governor, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, along with several former deputy governors of Borno State, were also in attendance at the funeral.

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