Vice President Kashim Shettima has arrived Iowa, the United States of America to participate in the African Development Bank (AfDB) World Food Prize-facilitated Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue.
As special guest, the vice president, according to a statement issued yesterday, by his Media Assistant, Stanley Nkwocha, was due to deliver the keynote address at the event which commences on Tuesday, October 24th, 2023.
At the Dialogue, Shettima would be joining
other distinguished African international leaders and heads of state/government in the hall of fame who in the past have delivered keynote addresses at the Borlaug Dialogue.
They include former United Nations Secretary – General and AGRA founder, late 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, among others, who in the past have used the event to canvas support for agricultural development and food sufficiency in Africa.
The vice president would 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.
In the itinerary of vice president while in the US are high stake meetings across some states of the US with manufacturers, investors and top government officials.