June 25, 2024

Tinubu, Buhari, Zulum, Yusuf condole with Shettima over mother-in-law’s death

Tinubu, Buhari, Zulum, Yusuf condole with Shettima over mother-in-law’s death

…As Ganduje buries mother-in-law in Kano

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Ndahi Marama & Bashir Bello

KANO—As the mother of the vice-president’s wife, Mrs Nana Shettima, was laid to rest, yesterday, at the Dandolo cemetery, Kano, by Islamic injunction, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Former President, Muhammadu Buhari and others have condoled with Vice-President Kashim Shettima and his family.

Hajiya Maryam Abubakar, mother of the wife of the Vice President, Nana Kashim Shettima, died at the age of 69 after a protracted illness in Kano, Sunday evening.

President Tinubu in a statement issued by his spokesman, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, described the passing of Hajiya Maryam, who is the mother of the Vice-President’s wife, Hajiya Nana Shettima, as a deeply painful loss.

According to the statement, “The President not only mourns the deceased but also celebrates her legacies of philanthropy and good virtues.”

While praying for the repose of the soul of the late Hajiya Maryam, President Tinubu urged the family to take solace in the remarkable life the departed matriarch lived.

Former President Muhammadu Buhari also condoled with the Vice President Shettima over the demise of his mother-in-law.

According to the statement by Mallam Garba Shehu, “Muhammadu Buhari said the death of Hajiya Maryam, the mother of the Vice President’s wife, Hajiya Nana was extremely sad.”

Also, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State expressed shock over the death of Hajiya Maryam Abubakar Albishir.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Abdurrahman Bundi, yesterday, Zulum, who is currently attending a UN-sponsored retreat in Pakistan, described the death of Hajiya Maryam as a loss to the entire nation and particularly to the good people of Borno State.

“Verily, we belong to Allah and to Him we shall return. We, the people and government of Borno State have joined the family of the Vice President in mourning the passing away of our mother, Hajiya Maryam.”

Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State in his condolence message by his spokesperson, Sanusi Bature, described late Hajiya Maryam as an obedient housewife, who did her best in the upbringing of her family members, which included blood children, and other non-related people, that she helped in moulding their characters.

Ganduje buries mother-in-law in Kano

Meanwhile, National Chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, yesterday, also buried his mother-in-law in Kano.

Ganduje’s mother-in-law, Hajiya Asiya Muhammad Gauyama, who died yesterday was buried at the Tarauni cementry.

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau Jibrin; Senator Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila, were among key politicians who attended the funeral prayer of the mother in-law, which took place around 2:30pm before the burial around 3pm.

The funeral prayer was led by Sheik Auwalu Khalid, the Imam of Ganduje residence mosque at Miyangu road in Kano.

Earlier, Ganduje through his Chief Press Secretary, Edwin Olofu, said: “Hajiya Asiya Muhammad Gauyama was a revered matriarch, whose life was characterised by her unwavering commitment to family, community, and faith. Her passing is a profound loss, not only to her immediate family but also to all who knew and loved her.”