Vice President Kashim Shettima yesterday lost his step mother, Hajia Hauwa Abba Kormi, to death.

A statement in Abuja by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity in the Offic  im Shettima, in the early hours of today (Thursday), lost his stepmother, Hajja Hauwa Abba Kormi.

“Hajja Kormi, who died after a prolonged illness at the age of 69, left behind five children, many step children and grandchildren.

“The Jannaza (funeral rites) is scheduled for 4 p.m today at Shettimari, Lawan Bukar, Maiduguri, Borno State.

 “May the Almighty Allah forgive her shortcomings and admit her to Al-Jannatul Fir’daus,” the statement said.

Also, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Deputy Senate President Jibrin Barau have condoled with Shettima on the death of Hajja Kormi.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the President expressed sadness over Hajia Kormi’s demise.

A Janazza (funeral rites), held at the Shehuri North home of the deceased yesterday was attended by a Federal Government delegation, led by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, who also represented President Tinubu.

The Federal Government delegation comprised the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Senator Abubakar Kyari; Minister of State for Steel Development, Alhaji Uba Maigari; Chairman of the National Hajj Commission (NAHCO), Alhaji Jalal Ahmed Arabi; the Special Adviser to the President on General Duties (Office of the Vice President), Dr. Aliyu Modibbo Umar; and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Print Media, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz.

Also, in a statement by his media aide, Ismail Mudashir, the Deputy Senate President prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive Hajia Kormi’s shortcomings and admit her to Al-Jannatul Fir’daus.

“Hajiya Hauwa was a devout Muslim who dedicated her life to the service of Allah and humanity. May Allah (SWT) grant Hajiya Al-Jannatul Fir’daus.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Vice President, His Excellency, Senator Kashim Shettima, and all other persons she left behind. May Allah give them the strength to bear her passage,” he said.

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