Kashim Shettima Net Worth 2022, Age, Cars, House & Biography – Tinubu running mate
If you have never heard about the name Kashim Shettima, there’s no cause to worry as the 2023 election draws nearer, you’ll be hearing a lot more about him. Who is he? He is the running mate that the 2023 APC presidential aspirant, Tinubu has chosen to run with him.
Kashim Shettima has been a staunch member of APC and an outspoken Muslim. Although having been in the public eye for a while now, not too many people are familiar with him. In this article, we share some interesting details of Tinubu’s running mate, Kashim Shettima. To find out more about him, keep reading.
Kashim Shettima Biography
|Real name||Kashim Ibrahim Shettima|
|Date of birth||2 September 1966|
|Country of Origin||Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|Source of Wealth||Politician, Business|
|Net worth||$131 million|
Kashim Shettima is a Borno-born politician who was born on the 2nd of September, 1966 in Shettimari to the family of Alhaji Shettima Mustafa Kuttayibe in Maiduguri, Borno State. He hails from the Kanuri tribe of Borno and is known for his openness to people of all faiths and ethnic groups.
The name of his wife is Nana Shettima, and together, they both have 3 children(1 boy and 2 girls).
Shettima began his education at Lamisula Primary School in Maiduguri and schooled between 1972-1978, before he transferred to the Government Community Secondary School in Biu in 1978 where he did his Secondary school education, and received his West African School Certificate Examination in 1980.
In 1983, he was admitted to the University of Maiduguri for his first-degree program, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Economics with a Second-class upper division.
Between 1989-1990, he worked for the Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative Bank in Calabar, Cross River, State as part of his National Youth Service (NYSC), after which he studied agricultural economics at the University of Ibadan from 1990-1991.
Kashim Shettima Career
Shettima started his career as a lecturer at the University of Maiduguri Department of Agricultural Economics from 1991-1993 after he got his Masters’s degree in Ibadan.
Later, he worked as an Agricultural Economist for the Commercial Bank of Africa in Ikeja, Lagos State between 1993-1997. He moved on to become the Deputy Manager, at the African International Bank Limited’s Kaduna Branch from 1997-2001, and as Deputy Manager/Branch Head of the Zenith Bank’s Maiduguri Office from 2001-2005.
He was later appointed as Commissioner of the Borno State Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in the middle of 2007. Subsequently, under his predecessor, Borno Governor Ali Modu Sheriff, he became a Commissioner in the Ministries of Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Education, Agriculture, and Health.
Engineer Modu Fannami Gubio was chosen as the governorship candidate in the ANPP primaries in January 2011. Gubio was later assassinated by gunmen that year, and Shettima was quickly chosen in a second primary in February 2011 and went on to win the general election on April 26, 2011.
He ran for re-election after his first term as Borno governor and was elected for a second term in April 2015.
During the course of his political career, Shettima worked as Commissioner in 5 ministries between 2007-2011. He served as Commissioner of Local Governments and Chieftaincy in 2008, Education in 2009, Agriculture and Natural Resources in 2010, and finally, the Ministry of Health, where he ran for Governor in 2011 under the now defunct ANPP—All Nigeria People’s Party. During the April 2011 primaries, he got 531,147 votes.
Since resuming office in 2011, he has continued to address issues related to the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State. In 2013, his government formalized the Civilian JTF, a group of young volunteers, with the approval of the National Security Adviser and the Nigerian Army.
Since the beginning of his career, Kashim Shettima’s leadership qualities have been lauded both inside and outside Nigeria. Some of these recognitions include;
- Governor of the Year in 2014 (Leadership Newspapers)
- Governor of the Year in 2015(Nigeria Union of Journalists)
- Governor of the Year in 2015 (NewsWatch Times Newspaper)
- Governor of the Year in 2016 (Tell Magazine)
- 2017 Zik Prize for Leadership
- Kaduna NUJ Award for Courage and Exceptional Leadership (2017)
- FCT NUJ Merit Award for Exceptional Leadership (2017)
Currently, Tinubu has chosen Shettima as his running mate in the 2023 general elections expected to take place in February 2023. He made the statement on Sunday in Katsina State’s Daura, the president’s hometown.
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Kashim Shettima Cars
With all the knowledge, experience and wealth Shettima has acquired, he certainly has his fleet of cars. But, the challenge with most public figures is they often don’t flaunt their wealth even though everyone knows they’re wealthy.
Sometime in 2016, Shettima made a statement about refusing to use bulletproof cars anymore. In the statement, he said, “we have to dare the terrorists; I have bulletproof cars, but I don’t use them; I want to be exposed to the elements as the ordinary people do.”
While he has four different drivers that drive him around, below are some cars he has been spotted in.
Kashim Shettima House
Certainly, Kashim Shettima has houses and landed properties in different parts of the country, especially in his hometown. But, like most political figures, they never laud any of them.
Kashim Shettima Net Worth
With his years of experience and the effort he has consistently put into his works, Kashim Shettima has amassed so much wealth which is currently estimated at $131 million.
Career-wise Kashim Shettima has consistently led an exemplary style for many who aspire to attain his height someday. He took off with his career by starting gradually to build from the ground up. And, currently, it seems he has almost gotten to the peak of his career as he’ll be running alongside Tinubu as the Vice President aspirant for the 2023 elections.