Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim was a teacher and politician. He was the first and last indigenous Governor of Northern Region. As governor, he encouraged Western education together with the already established Islamic education in the North.
Born in Gargar Ward in Yerwa, Maiduguri, Ibrahim had an early Islamic education before attending Borno Provincial School in 1922. He was admitted to the Katsina Training College from 1926 and 1929, and later at the Borno Middle School by 1933. He later became an education officer for Borno Province from 1947 to 1949.
He was conferred with the title of Shettima of Borno in 1935 and later became known as Shettima Kashim.