Vice President Kashim Shettima Mourns the Passing of Step-Mother, Hajja Hauwa Abba Kormi

 Vice President Kashim Shettima Mourns the Passing of Step-Mother, Hajja Hauwa Abba Kormi

Nigerian Vice President, Kashim Shettima, shared the heart-wrenching news of the demise of his stepmother, Hajja Hauwa Abba Kormi. In a brief statement posted on his official X handle on Thursday, February 1, 2024, Vice President Shettima expressed his grief over the loss.

The statement revealed that Hajja Kormi, aged 69, succumbed to a prolonged illness. She is survived by five children, numerous stepchildren, and grandchildren. The funeral is scheduled to take place on the same day at Shettimari, Lawan Bukar, Maiduguri, Borno State.

In the X post, the Vice President offered prayers for the departed soul, stating, "May the Almighty Allah forgive her shortcomings and admit her to Jannatul Firdaus."

**Vice President Kashim Shettima Defends Relocation Decision Amid Criticism**

Vice President Kashim Shettima has addressed the criticism faced by the federal government's decision to relocate specific departments and units of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) from Abuja to Lagos.

Speaking at the 10th Annual Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Lecture and Merit Awards in Maiduguri, Borno state, Shettima defended the government's stance. He emphasized that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's 'Renewed Hope Agenda' is committed to policies that do not favor any particular section but rather serve the overall interest of the nation.

Shettima dismissed those opposing the relocation process as mischief makers. The Vice President asserted that the government's decisions aim at fostering national development without sectional biases.

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