Vice-President Kashim Shettima has flown out of Abuja to represent Nigeria at the 2024 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum scheduled to hold in Davos, Switzerland.
Stanley Nkwocha, the Vice-President’s spokesman, who announced this in a statement on Sunday, said Nigeria’s number two man would join other political and business leaders across the world at the 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 (AfCTA) 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.
“Also on the sidelines of the annual meeting, Sen. Shettima will chair a roundtable dialogue on Nigeria’s economic path. He will also 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.”
This is the first foreign trip of Shettima since President Bola Tinubu slashed the number of aides to travel in the presidency.
Tinubu had approved a massive cost-cutting exercise of no more than 20 individuals to travel on foreign trips with him five for the vice-president.