VP Shettima To Represent Tinubu At Food Summit In Rome, Russia

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President Bola Tinubu’s vice president, Kashim Shettima, will represent him at two important international summits, one in Rome, Italy, and the other in St. Petersburg, Russia, for a summit on food.

The Office of the Vice President’s Director of Information, Olusola Abiola, announced this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

Shettima will participate in the inaugural Stocktaking Moment, STM, Summit in Rome, which will be held from Monday, July 24 to Wednesday, July 26 and have as its topic “Transforming Food Systems for People, Planet, and Prosperity,” according to Abiola.

According to him, during the summit, Shettima would chair a high-level session themed “Innovative Financing for Food System Transformation: the Case of Nigeria”

He added that the side event is titled ”Scaling up Multi Stakeholders Collaboration and Investment in the Implementation of Food Systems Transformation Pathways in Nigeria”.

“The event is being organised in collaboration with the Rome-based UN Agencies, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, and World Food Programme, WFP, as well as the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub and wider UN system.

“Shettima will then proceed from Rome to St. Petersburg in Russia to represent the President at the Russia-Africa Summit scheduled from Wednesday, July 26 to Saturday, July 29.

”While in Russia, the Vice President will join other political and business leaders at the 2nd Russia–Africa Summit and Russia–Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum focused on strategising to enhance relations between Russia and the African continent, among other benefits.

”Also, Vice President Shettima will participate in bilateral meetings with representatives of relevant Russian senior government officials and business leaders to discuss relations between Russia and Nigeria.” he said.