Shettima Arrives US for AfDB World Food Prize Event

Nigeria’s Vice-President Kashim Shettima, on Sunday, arrived in the United States for the African Development Bank’s World Food Prize.

Shettima will participate in the AfDB World Food Prize-facilitated Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue which will commence on October 24 in Iowa.

This was contained in a statement by the Spokesman to the President on Media and Communications (Office of the Vice-President), Stanley Nkwocha.

The VP is billed to attend high-stake meetings across some states of the US with manufacturers, investors, and top government officials.

The statement read: “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.”

According to Nkwocha, the VP 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.”