Political figure Kashim Shettima Mustapha GCON, who was born on September 2, 1966, has served as Nigeria’s 15th vice president since 2023. He previously held the positions of governor of Borno State from 2011 to 2019, as well as senator for Borno Central from 2019 to 2023.
Shettima, who was born in Maiduguri in 1966, earned degrees from the universities of Maiduguri and Ibadan. Following his education, he entered the banking industry and eventually rose to hold a number of senior executive roles at banks. Shettima assumed management of the Zenith Bank branch in Maiduguri around the middle of the 2000s before quitting in 2007 to join Governor Ali Modu Sheriff’s state cabinet. After serving in the cabinet for four years, he was elected governor in 2011 and re-elected with a larger margin in 2015. The deadly Boko Haram insurgency dominated his period in office.
Shettima was elected to the senate after leaving office in 2019. He was renominated for the Senate in 2023, but he declined the candidacy in order to serve as Bola Tinubu’s running mate. He was succeeded as the Senate nominee by Kaka-Shehu Lawan.
Kashim Shettima Age
He was born on September 2nd, 1966 to Sir Kashim Ibrahim’s family in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
In Maiduguri, then in the Northern Region, Kashim Shettima was born on September 2, 1966, into the family of Shettima Mustafa Kuttayibe. He is wed to Nana Shettima, and the two are parents to three kids.
Shettima completed his secondary education in 1983 at the Government Science Secondary School, Potiskum (now in neighboring Yobe State), after attending Lamisula Primary School in Maiduguri from 1972 to 1978, Government Community Secondary School in Biu in the southern part of Borno State from 1978 to 1980, and Lamisula Primary School in Maiduguri from 1972 to 1978. In 1989, he graduated from the University of Maiduguri with a BSc in Agricultural Economics. From 1989 to 1990, he completed his one-year National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) requirement in the now-defunct Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative Bank in Calabar, the state capital of Cross River State in South-South Nigeria.
At the University of Ibadan in Southwest Nigeria, he graduated with a Master of Science (MSc) in Agricultural Economics in 1991. Between 1991 and 1993, Shettima worked as a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Maiduguri.
He entered the banking industry in 1993, working as head of the accounts unit for the (now-defunct) Commercial Bank of Africa Limited in Ikeja, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria. Shettima served there between 1993 and 1997. He joined the African International Bank Limited in 1997 as a Deputy Manager and advanced to the position of Manager in 2001.
He transferred to the Zenith Bank in 2001 and is now the manager of Maiduguri’s main branch. Prior to leaving the Zenith Bank in 2007 as a General Manager after being appointed Commissioner for Finance in Borno State, he rose through the ranks at the bank to Senior Manager/Branch Head, Assistant General Manager (AGM)/Zonal Head (North-East), and Deputy General Manager/Zonal Head (North-East).
Shettima spent nine years (1993–1997) as an agricultural economist at the Commercial Bank of Africa’s Ikeja office in Lagos State. He later worked as a branch head and deputy manager at the African International Bank Limited’s Kaduna branch (1997–2001). In 2001, he was named branch head and deputy manager of the Zenith Bank’s Maiduguri office. Five years later, he was named general manager. Shettima was named Commissioner of the Borno State Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in the middle of 2007. Later, under his predecessor, Borno Governor Ali Modu Sheriff, he was appointed Commissioner in the Ministries of Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Education, Agriculture, and later Health.
He worked as a Commissioner in 5 Ministries from 2007 to 2011. Engineer Modu Fannami Gubio was chosen as a candidate for governor in the ANPP primaries in January 2011. Gubio was later killed by attackers, and in February 2011, Shettima won a second primary election. Shettima received 531,147 votes, while Muhammed Goni of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) received 450,140 votes, to win the election on April 26, 2011.
Shettima won the titles of Governor of the Year in 2014 (Leadership), Governor of the Year in 2015 (Nigeria Union of Journalists, national body), Governor of the Year in 2016 (Tell magazine), Zik Prize for Leadership, Kaduna Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Award for courage and exceptional leadership (2017), and FCT NUJ Merit Award for exceptional Leadership (2017).
He won the Borno Central Senatorial District election in February 2019 and replaced Senator Babakaka Bashir.
Vice President-elect of Nigeria
On Saturday, All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters in the Southwest reaffirmed their dedication to Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima winning the 2023 presidential election.
He got his reported $3 million net worth working as a lawmaker.
Who is Kashim Shettima biography?
Political figure and banker Kashim Shettima Mustapha GCON was born in Nigeria on September 2, 1966. He is currently Nigeria’s vice president-elect. Since 2019, he has represented Borno Central as a senator. From 2011 to 2019, he presided as the governor of Borno State.
Who is Kashim Shettima wife?
The family of Alhaji Usman Alkali, a Kanuri by ethnicity and native of Borno State, welcomed Nana Usman Alkali into the world in Kano State in 1975. She had three kids after getting married to Kashim Shettima in 1988. She studied English language and literature at the University of Maiduguri, where she graduated.
Who is Sir Kashim Ibrahim?
He entered politics in 1951–1952, when he was selected as a cabinet nominee from the North after being elected to the Northern Regional Assembly. Later, he was chosen to serve as the Federal Minister of Education and Social Services. He was chosen by the Shehu in 1956 to serve as the Waziri of Borno.
What is the religion of Senator Kashim Shettima?
Bola Tinubu, a Muslim running for president in the All Progressives Congress (APC), recently selected Shettima, a Muslim and former governor of Borno state, as his running mate.