Vice-president Shettima loses mother-in-law

Vice President Kashim Shettima’s mother-in-law, Hajiya Maryam Abubakar Albishir, has died.

Maryam passed away on Sunday evening in Kano after a prolonged illness.

She was aged 69.

A statement issued on Monday by Stanley Nkwocha, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Communications, Office of the Vice President, stated that Hajiya Maryam, the mother of the Vice President’s wife, Hajiya Nana Shettima, will be laid to rest today afternoon in Kano, in accordance with Islamic traditions.

According to the statement, “The late Hajiya Maryam was known as an exemplary and kind-hearted mother in her community and also a devoted Muslim. She was respected for her wisdom, compassion, and dedication to charitable causes. Many remember her as a source of guidance and support, both within her family and in the wider community in Kano.

“The nation extends its condolences to Vice President Kashim Shettima, Hajiya Nana Shettima, and their family during this difficult time, while appreciating the life and legacy of the late Hajiya Maryam Albishir.”

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