Shettima, Dangote, Bill Gates Meet With Governors At State House 

Shettima, Dangote, Bill Gates Meet With Governors At State House 

Deji Elumoye in Abuja 

Vice-President Kashim Shettima, Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote and Co-Chair, Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, are currently meeting with the 36 state governors at the State House, Abuja. 

The meeting is part of the Gates Foundation’s commitment to work closely with communities and leaders to support an innovation that can

help accelerate progress and improve lives across Africa especially, Nigeria. 

The American billionaire is also expected to participate in a conversation with students and young leaders to gather insights and share perspectives on how science and innovation can accelerate positive change and contribute to a brighter outlook for Africa. 

Gates had on Monday met with President Bola Tinubu as part of the programme to learn from partners helping to address polio, anaemia and other health threats; scientists applying research to develop agricultural innovations that will help with food security and climate adaptation; innovators using technology to improve access to financial services; and others working to improve lives in Niger and Nigeria and throughout the continent.

Gates and his delegation had also been scheduled to meet with national and regional leaders to encourage them to make investments and advance policies that promote innovation and provide equitable opportunity, despite challenging economic conditions. 

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