Shettima to participate in AfDB world food dialogue in U.S.

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

Stanley Nkwocha, senior special assistant to the president, media and communications, Office Of The Vice President, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

He explained that, as the special guest, Mr Shettima would deliver a keynote address at the event, which would commence on Oct. 24.

“In the itinerary of the Vice-President while in the U.S. are high stake meetings across some states of the U.S. with manufacturers, investors and top government officials.

“On the Norman Borlaug International Dialogue, Shettima will be joining the late UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s organisation, AGRA; World Food Prize laureates; Ghana President, John Kufuor and AfDB President, Akinwunmi Adeshina.

“Others at the event are 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 used the event to canvas support for agricultural development and food sufficiency in Africa.”

Mr Nkwocha stated that Mr Shettima would use the platform to speak on the potential and resources of Nigeria’s agricultural sector.

He also said that Mr Shettima would woo investors and push for commitments to achieving President Bola Tinubu’s mandates and programmes for Nigeria’s agro-food sector.