Kashim Shettima Mustapha - Biography And Political Journey

Kashim Shettima Mustapha - Biography And Political Journey
Senator Kashim Shettima Mustapha

When was Kashim Shettima Born | What is the age of Senator Kashim Shettima

Senator Kashim Shettima Mustapha was born on September 2, 1966, (age 56 years), Maiduguri, Borno State, to the family of Shettima Mustafa Kuttayibe.

He is married to Hajia Nana Shettima and they have three children.

Here are other quick facts about Shettima:

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

2. He is married to Nana Shettima, and they have three children: two females and a male.

3. He studied at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State and earned a degree (BSc) in Agricultural Economics in 1989. Shettima obtained a master’s degree (MSc) in Agricultural Economics in 1991 at the University of Ibadan.

4. He joined the University of Maiduguri as a lecturer with the Department of Agricultural Economics and was in academia from 1991 to 1993.

5. In 2007, Shettima was appointed as Commissioner for Finance in Borno and the governor of Borno State for two terms (2011-2019).

6. In February 2019, he became the winner of the Borno Central Senatorial District election.

7. He was Commissioner for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs (2008), Education (2009), Agriculture and Natural Resources, and finally to the Ministry of Health from where he contested the Governorship in 2011 which he won under the platform of the now defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, and was inaugurated in May 29, 2011.

8. He won re-election in 2015 under the APC and was chosen as Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum, an umbrella body of Governors in the 19 States located in northern Nigeria.

Kashim Shettima Mustapha Educational Background

Senator Shettima attended Lamisula Primary School in Maiduguri from 1972 to 1978; Government Community Secondary School, Biu in southern Borno from 1978 to 1980, and was later transferred to Government Science Secondary School, Potiskum, where he completed his secondary education in 1983.

He studied at the University of Maiduguri and obtained a Degree (BSc) in Agricultural Economics in 1989.

He did his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), at the defunct Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative Bank, Calabar, Cross River from 1989 to 1990.

He obtained a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Agricultural Economics in 1991 at the University of Ibadan.

Shettima joined the University of Maiduguri as a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics from 1991 to 1993.

In 1997 he moved to the African International Bank Limited as a Deputy Manager and rose to become a Manager in 200, before moving to the Zenith Bank as head of its Maiduguri branch.

At the Zenith Bank, he rose to Senior Manager/Branch Head; Assistant General Manager (AGM)/Zonal Head (North-East), and Deputy General Manager/Zonal Head (North-East), before he stepped out of the Zenith Bank as a General Manager in 2007 when he was appointed as Borno Commissioner for Finance by former Governor Ali Modu-Sheriff - a fractional Leader of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

Kashim Shettima Mustapha Political Journey

Shettima was later moved to the Ministries of Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Education, Agriculture, and later Health under Sheriff’s administration.

In February 2011, Shettima was elected as the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) Borno Governorship candidate after Modu Fannami Gubio, the candidate was shot dead by gunmen.

On April 26, 2011, Shettima won the governorship election with 531,147 votes while the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mohammed Goni, placed second with 450,140 votes.

In Februarys 2019, Shettima was elected as the Senator representing Borno Central at the National Assembly.

On July 10, 2022; the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu confirmed Shettima, as his running mate for the 2023 presidential poll on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform.

Kashim Shettima Political Party

Kashim Shettima Mustapha - Biography And Political Journey
All Progressives Congress (APC)

Shettima is currently a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Kashim Shettima Mustapha Religion

Senator Shettima is a devoted Muslim.

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