Vice President Shettima Heads to the US for African Development Bank World Food Prize Event

 

Vice President Shettima Heads to the US for African Development Bank World Food Prize Event

Vice President Kashim Shettima has embarked on a crucial visit to the United States to partake in the African Development Bank's (AfDB) World Food Prize event scheduled in Iowa.


This significant gathering, facilitated by the Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue, is slated to kick off on October 24, 2023.



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As confirmed by Stanley Nkwocha, Special Assistant to the President on Media and Communications (Office of the Vice President), Vice President Shettima assumes the role of Special Guest at the event and is slated to deliver the keynote address.


Additionally, he will engage in pivotal discussions with manufacturers, investors, and prominent government figures across various US states.



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During the event, Vice President Shettima will leverage this platform to highlight the immense potential and resources within Nigeria's agricultural sector.


He aims to attract investments and garner commitments towards actualizing President Bola Tinubu's ambitious mandates and programs for the country's agro-food industry.


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This event has historically drawn distinguished African leaders who utilized the platform to rally support for agricultural development and food security in Africa.


Past participants include notable figures such as the late former United Nations Secretary-General and AGRA founder, Kofi Annan, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Presidents Felix Tshishiked, Joaquim Chissano, and AfDB President, Akinwunmi Adesina, among others.

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