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Food Security: VP Shettima Arrives US for World Food Prize Event, Africa Agriculture Dialogue

The Vice President of Nigeria, Kashim Shettima, on Sunday, arrived in the United States for the 2023 World Food Prize event.

According to 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-level 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.”

Nkwocha said 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.”

Shettima will participate in the World Food Prize facilitated by Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue as a guest speaker,  which will commence on October 24 in Iowa, USA.

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