SHETTIMA LANDS IN US TO PARTICIPATE IN AFDB’S WORLD FOOD SUMMIT

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Vice-President Kashim Shettima has embarked on a significant journey to Iowa, United States, where he will be participating in the African Development Bank (AfDB) World Food Prize-facilitated Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue. This event is slated to commence on Tuesday, October 24th, 2023.

As a special guest, Shettima is tasked with delivering the keynote address, underscoring the importance of food security on a global scale.

During the dialogue, Shettima will be in the company of eminent figures such as Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General, World Food Prize Laureates, Ghanaian President John Kufuor, and AfDB President Akinwunmi Adeshina. Additionally, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, along with Presidents Felix Tshishiked and Joaquim Chissano, Joyce Banda, Ameenah Gurib – Fakim, and IFAD President Kanayo Nwanze, will be among the distinguished African leaders in attendance.

This assembly of influential individuals has historically used this platform to champion agricultural development and strive for food sufficiency across the African continent.

One of Shettima’s primary objectives at the event is to shed light on the vast potential and resources within Nigeria’s agricultural sector. He seeks to not only attract potential investors but also rally support for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s mandates and programs aimed at bolstering the nation’s agro-food sector. This showcases a concerted effort towards sustainable agricultural growth and food security.

In addition to his participation in the dialogue, Shettima has a busy itinerary while in the United States. He has arranged high-stakes meetings with key players in various states, including manufacturers, investors, and influential government officials. These meetings are poised to play a crucial role in furthering the goals and initiatives set forth by Shettima and the Nigerian government.

 

 

 

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