Kashim Shettima (GCON) Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Sen. Kashim Shettima was born into the family of Shettima Mustafa Kuttayibe on 2 September 1966 in Maiduguri. He graduated from the University of Maiduguri where he obtained a B.Sc in Agricultural Economy.
In 1993, he moved into the banking sector and was employed by (now defunct) Commercial Bank of Africa Limited as head of accounts unit at the bank’s office in Ikeja, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria. Shettima was there from 1993 to 1997. In 1997, he crossed over to the African International Bank Limited as a Deputy Manager and rose to become a Manager in 2001. In 2001, he moved to the Zenith Bank as head of its main branch in Maiduguri.
At the Zenith Bank, he rose to Senior Manager/Branch Head; Assistant General Manager (AGM)/Zonal Head (North-East), Deputy General Manager/Zonal Head (North–East) before he stepped out of the Zenith Bank as a General Manager in 2007 following his appointment as Commissioner for Finance in Borno State.
Shettima worked with the Commercial Bank of Africa as an Agricultural Economist at its Ikeja Office, Lagos State (1993-1997). He then became a deputy manager, later manager, at the African International Bank Limited, Kaduna Branch (1997–2001), and was appointed Deputy Manager/Branch Head of the Zenith Bank’s Maiduguri Office in 2001, becoming General Manager five years later. In mid-2007, Shettima was appointed Commissioner of the Borno State Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.
Later he became Commissioner in the Ministries of Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Education, Agriculture and later Health under his predecessor as Borno Governor Ali Modu Sheriff.
On 1 March 2023, Bola Tinubu was confirmed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the presidential election. Thus, Shettima became the Vice President-elect of Nigeria.
At Nigeria-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Forum in Jarkata. Nigerian Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has stated the need for Nigeria and Indonesia to do more bilateral trading. Prof