SHETTIMA TO REPRESENT TINUBU AT ROME, RUSSIA SUMMITS

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Vice President Kashim Shettima has departed Abuja to represent President Bola Tinubu at two major international summits in Rome, Italy, and St Petersburg, Russia.

Shettima, who left the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 3 pm Sunday, will join other global leaders for the first Stocktaking Moment Summit, with the theme, “Transforming Food Systems for People, Planet and Prosperity,” holding from Monday, July 24, to Wednesday, July 26.

“During the summit, the Vice President will chair a high-level session, with the theme, ‘Innovative Financing for Food System Transformation: The Case of Nigeria,’ and the side event on ‘Scaling up Multi-stakeholders Collaboration and Investment in the Implementation of Food Systems Transformation Pathways in Nigeria,” a statement signed by State House Director of Information, Office of the VP, Olusola Abiola, revealed on Sunday.

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

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