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Vice President Kashim Shettima during a condolence visit to the family of late Waziri of Borno, Alhaji Mustapha Mukhtar, on Friday in Maiduguri

VP Shettima pays condolence visit to late Waziri of Borno’s family

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By Salisu Sani-Idris

Vice President Kashim Shettima on Friday paid a condolence visit to the family of Alhaji Mustapha Mukhtar, the late Waziri of Borno.

Shettima was accompanied by the Deputy Governor of Borno, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, Sen. Kaka Shehu-Lawan, some members of the National Assembly and Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

A special prayer was offered for the reposed of the soul of the deceased by Sheikh Shettima Mustapha, the Imam Idaini of Borno and other notable Islamic clerics in Maiduguri.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that late Waziri, who served as the Prime Minister of Borno and Chief Adviser to the Shehu of Borno, died on Dec. 16.

Vice President Kashim Shettima being received by the Deputy Governor of Borno Alhaji Umar Kadafur at the Air Force Base of Maiduguri International Airport, on Friday.

Vice President Kashim Shettima being received by the Deputy Governor of Borno Alhaji Umar Kadafur at the Nigerian Air Force Base in Maiduguri International Airport, on Friday

A statement by the spokesperson of the Vice-President, Mr Stanley Nkwocha,said Shettima condoled with the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Elkanemi, the government and the people of Borno , over the loss of Mukhtar.

He said the death of Mukhtar was not only a loss to Borno ,but the entire nation .

“I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt condolence on the loss of a great Nigerian who believed in Nigeria and worked for the nation’s advancement and the Emirate.

“This is not just a loss to the Emirate or to Borno but a great loss to the nation.

” He was a very humble, kind and gentleman who devoted his life to the service of Allah and humanity, ” Shettima said.

The vice president said that although Waziri passed on too early in his prime to the great beyond, the deceased made an impact.

” Those of us who are associated with him are consoled by the fact that he left an indelible mark in the years that he lived in this side of the veil,” Shettima said.

The vice president prayed to the Almighty Allah for the repose of his gentle soul, and fortitude for the family to bear the loss. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Joseph Edeh

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