Shettima Departs Abuja For US-Africa Business Summit In Dallas

By Sunday Etuka, Abuja

The Vice President, Sen. Kashim Shettima has departed Abuja for Dallas, United States of America, at the instance of President Bola Tinubu to attend 2024 US-Africa Business Summit hosted by the Corporate Council on Africa.

Mr. Stanley Nkwocha, Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Communications who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday said, Shettima would 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 Center in Dallas, Texas.

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Among African leaders expected at the summit include, H.E. Joseph Boakai, President, Republic of Liberia; H.E. Lazarus Chakwera, President, Republic of Malawi; H.E. Joao Lourenço, President, Republic of Angola; H.E. Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi, President, Republic of Botswana; H.E. José Maria Neves, President, Republic of Cabo Verde, and Hon. Nthomeng Majara, Deputy Prime Minister, Kingdom of Lesotho.

The statement revealed that besides the summit plenary, Sen. Shettima is expected to speak at the Roundtable on African Infrastructure Investment with a focus on impact and returns.

“He is also scheduled to speak on a high-level panel on agribusiness, focusing on transiting “from food insecurity to thriving agribusinesses”.

“Additionally, the Vice President will speak at a plenary session on Navigating Africa’s Energy Future as well as chair a session dedicated to promoting the ‘invest in Nigeria’ initiative.

“He is also expected to attend other meetings and engagements on the sideline of the summit.

“Vice President Shettima is expected back in the country at the end of his engagements in the US”, the statement said.

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