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Interesting Facts To Know About Tinubu’s Running Mate, Kashim Shettima

by Victor Ndubuisi

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, announced Kashim Shettima as his running partner on Sunday.

Shettima was declared by Tinubu during a private meeting with President Buhari.

His decision has elicited a range of responses, especially considering that it would be a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

Shettima served as governor for two terms and is currently a senator.

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Here are some further summaries of Shettima:

1. Senator Kashim Shettima was born into the Sir Kashim Ibrahim family in Maiduguri, Borno State.

2. He is wed to Nana Shettima, and the couple has three kids—two girls and a boy.

3. He received a BSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Maiduguri in Borno State in 1989.
Shettima graduated from the University of Ibadan with a Master of Science (MSc) in Agricultural Economics in 1991.

4. From 1991 to 1993, he worked as a lecturer for the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Maiduguri.

5. Shettima was chosen to serve two years as governor of Borno State and commissioner for finance in Borno in 2007. (2011-2019).

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6. He was declared the victor of the Borno Central Senatorial District election in February 2019.

7. He served as commissioner for local governments and chieftaincy affairs in 2008, for education in 2009, for agriculture and natural resources in 2010, and then for the ministry of health, where he later ran for governor in 2011. He won the election on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party, or ANPP, which is no longer in existence, and was sworn in on May 29, 2011.

8. He was chosen as Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum, a confederation of Governors in the 19 northern Nigerian States, after winning reelection in 2015 under the APC.



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