Nigeria’s Vice President, Kashim Shettima, has arrived in Iowa in the United States of America, for the African Development Bank (AfDB) and World Food Prize facilitated by Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue.
The vice president and some of his aides arrived in Iowa in the early hours of Sunday, October 22, 2023.
Recall that the presidential spokesman, Stanley Nkwocha, in a statement issued last week Sunday, said Shettima would represent President Bola Tinubu at the event.
He said the vice president would attend the dialogue in pursuance of the Food Security and Diversification Policy of the Tinubu administration.
Nwokocha added that Shettima will deliver a keynote address at the event, which will be held on Tuesday, October 24.
He had said: “While in the US as the special guest, Shettima will deliver a keynote address at the African Development Bank (AfDB) and World Food Prize – facilitated by Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue slated to commence on October 24th, 2023.
“Also, he will join other African international leaders, Heads of State and Government who, in the past, have delivered keynote addresses at the Borlaug Dialogue.
“They include former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan; World Food Prize Laureates; Ghana President, John Kufuor, AfDB President, Akinwunmi Adeshina and former President Olusegun Obasanjo and others.”
The media aide also said Shettima is expected to highlight reforms being instituted in the Nigerian agrifood sector.
He said: “The Vice President will engage several stakeholders, partners and investors in opportunities for investments in Nigeria.
“Several meetings and engagements have been slated for the vice president, who is expected to be back to the country after his commitments in the US.”