Ex Borno state governor, Sen. Kashim Shettima has said he is ready to be one of the cabals in Abuja.
He revealed this as a guest speaker at the 17th Edition of the Daily Trust Dialogue held in Abuja entitled: 20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria: Strengths, Weakness and opportunities.
According to Kashim, it is strange that some people believe there is nothing like cabal because there are cabals in all governments.
He added that even Jimmy Carter and Barrack Obama’s administrations had cabals.
His words, “When Jimmy Carter was the president of America he had his own cabal. They were called the Georgia Gang. Almost all his appointees were from Georgia.
“Even when our own brother, Barack Obama became president, about 16 top appointments in the Obama administration were from Chicago. His first two chief of staff, so also two secretaries, his two advisers were all from Chicago.
So, power does not exist in a vacuum. But the senator said rather than refer to these persons as cabals, he would prefer to call them power brokers. PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read the best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app
“If I have my way, now that am in Abuja, I won’t mind being part of the cabals. But I would rather prefer to call it power brokers or inner caucus.”
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Kashim Ibrahim Shettima Is the former governor of Borno state. Kashim is to be known in the top 5 richest in Borno and Alh Kashim is a current senator in Borno. Alh Kashim was born on Friday, September 2, 1966 in the city of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, Nigeria.
Kashim Shettima was born on 2 September 1966 in Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria. from the family of Sir Kashim Ibrahim, He attended Government Community Secondary School, Biu (1978–1980) and then attended Government Science Secondary School Potiskum, Yobe State (1980-1983). He studied Agricultural Economics at the University of Maiduguri, graduating in 1989. For his National Youth Service he worked with the Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative Bank in Calabar (1989–1990). He then attended the University of Ibadan (1990-1991), gaining a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics. From 1991 to 1993 he was a lecturer in Agricultural Economics at the University of Maiduguri.
Shettima worked with the Commercial Bank of Africa as an Agricultural Economist at its Ikeja Office, Lagos State (1993-1997). He then became a deputy manager, later manager, at the African International Bank Limited, Kaduna Branch (1997–2001), and was appointed Deputy Manager/Branch Head of the Zenith Bank’s Maiduguri Office in 2001, becoming General Manager five years later. In mid-2007, Shettima was appointed Commissioner of the Borno State Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. Later he became Commissioner in the Ministries of Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Education, Agriculture and later Health under his predecessor as Borno Governor Ali Modu Sheriff.