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VP Shettima to attend World Economic Forum in Switzerland

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At the instance of President Bola Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima on Sunday departed Abuja to attend the 2024 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum scheduled to be held in Davos, Switzerland.

This was made known in a statement signed on Sunday by Stanley Nkwocha, Shettima’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications.

The statement by Nkwocha was titled ‘VP Shettima off to Davos, to represent Nigeria at World Economic Forum.’

Shettima’s journey to Switzerland becomes the seventh foreign destination since assuming office seven months ago.

He has represented Nigeria in Italy, Russia, South Africa, Cuba, China, and the US, logging 36 days abroad so far.

Nkwocha said this time, the VP will join other political and business leaders across the world at the week-long annual Forum to discuss global socio-economic and development issues.

“Top on Vice President Shettima’s agenda, apart from the plenary session, is the launch of the Private Sector Action Plan for African Continental Free Trade Area at a special session to be co-chaired by him.

“He is also billed to hold high-level discussions with the Managing Director of IFC, Makhtar Diop and the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Pham Minh Chinh, among others,” the statement read.

Shettima will also chair a roundtable dialogue on Nigeria’s economic path on the sidelines of the annual meeting.

He will attend a special session dedicated to building trust in the global energy transition programme.

The Vice President is expected to return to Nigeria after participating in the week-long event.

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