Shettima Heads to US-Africa Business Summit

The Vice President of Nigeria, Kashim Shettima Mustapha
The Vice President of Nigeria, Kashim Shettima MustaphaGoogle Photo

Vice President Kashim Shettima departed from Abuja on Sunday evening for Dallas, USA, to attend the 2024 US-Africa Business Summit on behalf of President Bola Tinubu, hosted by the Corporate Council on Africa.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Communications, Stanley Nkwocha, made this revelation in a statement signed on Sunday.

“The Vice President will join other political and business leaders across Africa, the United States of America and beyond for the summit featuring high-level dialogues, networking business sessions and the plenary, all scheduled for the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Centre in Dallas, Texas,” said Nkwocha.

At the summit, African leaders such as Presidents Joseph Boakai of Liberia, Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi, Joao Lourenço of Angola, Mokgweetsi E K. Masisi of the Republic of Botswana, José Maria Neves of Cabo Verde and Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Hon. Nthomeng Majara are expected.

Shettima is set to deliver a speech at the Roundtable on African Infrastructure Investment, emphasizing impact and returns, apart from the summit plenary.

On a high-level panel on agribusiness, he is also set to speak, focusing on transitioning "from food insecurity to thriving agribusinesses".

Additionally, the Vice President will deliver a speech at a plenary session on Navigating Africa’s Energy Future and oversee a session dedicated to promoting the ‘invest in Nigeria’ initiative.

According to the statement, he is also anticipated to participate in other meetings and engagements on the sidelines of the summit, with an expected return to the country at the conclusion of his US engagements.

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