July 24, 2024

Nigeria’s vice-president loses mother-in-law, burial arrangement announced

Vice-President Kashim Shettima has lost his mother-in-law, Maryam Abubakar-Albishir, 69, who passed away in Kano on Sunday evening after a prolonged illness.

The spokesperson for the Vice President, Stanley Nkwocha, announced this in a statement on Monday.

Mr Nkwocha said that the deceased, who was the mother of the vice-president’s wife, Nana Shettima, would be laid to rest on Monday afternoon in Kano State, following Islamic injunction.

He said that the deceased was known as an exemplary, kind-hearted mother in her community and a devoted Muslim.

Mr Nkwocha stated, “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 the Vice-President Shettima, Mrs 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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