The Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, experienced the loss of his stepmother, Hajia Hauwa Abba Kormi, in the early hours of Thursday.

According to a statement from Stanley Nkwocha, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Hajia Kormi passed away at the age of 69 after a prolonged illness.

The statement read: “The Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima, GCON, in the early hours of today, 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 stepchildren, and grandchildren.

“The Janaiza is scheduled for 4:00 pm today at Shettimari, Lawan Bukar, Maiduguri, Borno State.

“May the Almighty Allah forgive her shortcomings and admit her to Jannatul Firdaus.”

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