Kashim Shettima’s Biography
Kashim Shettima is a politician and banker from Nigeria. He has held the position of senator for Borno Central since the year 2019. In addition to that, he served as Governor of Borno State from 2011 to 2019. In the presidential election of 2023, he will be competing as a candidate for the All Progressives Congress as the party’s vice presidential candidate alongside Bola Tinubu.
|Full name||Kashim Shettima Mustapha|
|Date of birth||2nd September 1966|
|Kashim Shettima’s age||55 years (as of 2022)|
|Place of birth||Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria|
|Current residence||Borno state, Nigeria|
|Eye colour||Dark brown|
|Father||Late Sir Shettima Kashim Ibrahim|
|School||Lamisula Primary School|
|University||University of Maiduguri, University of Ibadan|
|Net worth||$3 million|
Kashim Shettima’s Education
Between the years 1972 and 1978, Kashim Shettima attended the Lamisula Elementary School located in Maiduguri, Borno State. He received his primary education there. 1978 was the year that he completed his secondary education at Government Community Secondary School in Biu town, Borno State, and it was there that he earned his West African School Certificate (WASC). Between the years 1980 and 1983, Shettima attended the Government Science Secondary School in Potiskum, which is located in Yobe State. Following the completion of his secondary school, he enrolled in the University of Maiduguri in 1989. There, he majored in Agricultural Economics and received a degree with a Second Class Upper Division designation.
Immediately after completing his postsecondary education, he served in the Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative Bank in Calabar, which is located in the state of Cross River, for the duration of his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) obligation between the years 1989 and 1990. Shettima went on to pursue his Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics at the University of Ibadan (UI) in 1991 after completing his mandatory military service obligation. In 1993, upon the completion of his Master’s degree program, Shettima accepted a position as a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Maiduguri, which he had previously attended.
Kashim Shettima Career
Between the years 1991 and 1993, Kashim held the position of lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Maiduguri. After that, he went into the banking profession and spent the next four years working as the head of accounts for the company that was once known as the Commercial Bank of Africa Limited.
He was promoted to the position of deputy manager at the Kaduna branch of the African International Bank Limited. After that, in the year 2001, he transferred to Zenith Bank and quickly rose through the ranks to become the head of the primary branch in Maiduguri.
After receiving a promotion to the position of deputy general manager, he left the company in 2007 to accept a position as France’s commissioner in the state of Borno. In addition to that, he was a commissioner in the ministries of Education, Agriculture, and Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs respectively.
Under the administration of his predecessor, Governor Ali Modu Sheriff, Kashim was appointed to the position of Commissioner for Health. In 2011, he was elected to the position of governor after receiving a nomination from the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and going on to win the elections. After some time had passed, he was offered the position of chairman of the Northern States Governor’s Forum.
In 2019, he was victorious in the election for the Borno Central Senatorial District. In July of 2022, it was reported that he will be running alongside his principal, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for the vice presidency of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the general election of 2023.
Kashim Shettima Age
On September 2, 2022, he became 56 years old, making this year his 56th year. He was born on September 2nd, 1966 in Maiduguri, which is located in the state of Borno.
Kashim Shettima’s Personal Life
The political figure in Nigeria is married to Hajia Nana Shettima, and the couple has been given the gift of three children. It has been announced that Fatima, one of Kashim Shettima’s daughters, will wed into the household of Ibrahim Bunu, a prominent Nigerian architect and minister in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Her upcoming marriage will be to Sadiq Ibrahim, who is the son of Ibrahim Bunu. The Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja has been reserved for the wedding ceremony to take place there.
Kashim Shettima’s Net Worth
It is estimated that Kashim Shettima is worth more than $3 million, which allows him to provide a comfortable lifestyle for his family as well as financial security.