Shettima Arrives US, to Attend AfDB World Food Security Summit

Shettima Arrives US, to Attend AfDB World Food Security Summit

* Joins Obasanjo, Anan, Kufour, Adesina, others to dialogue on food security 

Deji Elumoye in Abuja 

Vice-President Kashim Shettima has arrived Iowa, the United States of America to participate in the African Development Bank (AfDB) World Food Prize-facilitated Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue.

As special guest, the vice-president, according to a release issued on Sunday by his Media Assistant, Stanley Nkwocha,

is due to deliver the keynote address at the event which commences on Tuesday, October 24th, 2023. 

At the Dialogue, Shettima will be joining the former United Nations Secretary-General and AGRA founder, Kofi Annan; World Food Prize Laureates; Ghana President, John Kufuor and AfDB President, Akinwunmi Adeshina; former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Presidents Felix Tshishiked and Joaquim Chissano; Joyce Banda; Ameenah Gurib – Fakim and IFAD President, Kanayo Nwanze, as distinguished African leaders who in the past have used the event to canvas support for agricultural development and food sufficiency in Africa. 

The vice-president will use the platform to speak to the potentialities and endowments of Nigeria’s agricultural sector, woo investors and push for commitments in achieving President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s mandates and programmes for Nigeria’s agro-food sector.

In the itinerary of Shettima, while in the US, are high stake meetings across some states of the US with manufacturers, investors and top government officials. 

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