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Shettima Returns from Davos with Pledges for African Economic Advancement

Senator Kashim Shettima, the Vice President of Nigeria, has concluded a fruitful week representing President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Rubbing shoulders with global leaders and business magnates, Shettima effectively highlighted Nigeria’s potential and dedication to fostering international collaboration, returning with valuable insights that promise to propel the nation forward.

During his impactful participation, VP Shettima took a pivotal role in the launch of the Private Sector Action Plan for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA). This ambitious plan encompasses diverse projects aimed at elevating economic prospects across the continent.

Among the key initiatives spotlighted in the action plan are the mobilization of financing for upgrading infrastructure in the transport and logistics sector. Additionally, there is a focus on the development and deployment of green technologies within the automotive sector. The plan also outlines strategies to enhance the agriculture value chain within the continent and includes commitments from pharmaceutical companies on workforce, innovation, finance, policy, and inclusivity.

Shettima’s involvement underscores Nigeria’s commitment to contributing meaningfully to the African economy. The Private Sector Action Plan aligns with the broader goals of AfCTA, emphasizing the importance of collaborative efforts to drive economic growth and sustainable development across the continent.

The Vice President’s engagements in Davos have not only showcased Nigeria’s potential but have also established a renewed momentum for the nation’s progress on the global stage. The insights gained and the pledges secured at the forum are poised to play a significant role in shaping Nigeria’s path to economic advancement and prosperity.

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