Vice President Kashim Shettima, on Monday, led top government officials to the funeral prayers of late Fatsuma Kyari, mother-in-law to the Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum.
Those who attended the funeral with Shettima included the state deputy governor, Umar Kadafur, some Senators, House of Representatives members and other top government officials.
Kyari, 67, died on Monday morning in Abuja after a brief illness. She was the mother to the Borno State First Lady, Dr. Falmata Zulum.
The Chief Imam of the state, Ibrahim Laisu, led the funeral prayers at the first lady’s family compound in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Also at the funeral was the Minister of Transport, Sa’idu Alkali; Managing Director, North Rast Development Commission, Mohammed Alkali; Secretary to the State Government, Bukat Tijjani; and Vice-Chancellor, Borno State University, Prof. Umar Sandabe, among others.
The Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Elkanemi, led other Emirs, members of the state Emirate Council and Islamic scholars to the funeral.
The late Kyari is survived by seven children.
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