Shettima arrives in US for World Food Prize Int’l dialogue

Shettima disembarks an airplane 

The vice president, Kashim Shettima has arrived in the United States of America for the World Food Prize to be held in Iowa.

A statement on Sunday, October 22, 2023, signed by the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Communications (Office of the Vice President), Mr. Stanley Nkwocha, said the vice president, who is the special guest at the event, will also deliver the keynote address.

The event facilitated by Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue will commence on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.

Below is full text of the statement:

“His Excellency, Vice President Kashim Shettima has arrived the United States of America to participate in the AfDB World Food Prize-facilitated Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue slated for Iowa.

“As the special guest, the Vice President is due to deliver the keynote address at the event which commences on October 24th, 2023. In the itinerary of the Vice President while in the US are high stake meetings across some states of the US with manufacturers, investors and top government officials.

“On the Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue, VP Shettima as stated earlier, will be joining the late 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.”

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