Hey there, middle schoolers! Today, we have some exciting news about Vice President Kashim Shettima. He’s going to represent President Bola Tinubu at the G77, China Leaders’ Summit in Havana, Cuba. The summit will take place from September 15 to 17. Cool, right?
So, the Director of Information, Office of the Vice President, Mr. Olusola Abiola, said that Shettima will join other world leaders, including the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Gutteres, at the summit. They will all talk about development issues that many countries from the global south are facing. It’s like a big meeting to find solutions to these problems.
The summit will focus on development challenges and how science, technology, and innovation can help. They want to find ways to make the member countries grow economically and socially. It’s all about finding new ideas and using technology to make things better.
Shettima will also have some meetings with other world leaders to talk about Nigeria’s trade and investment relations. This is part of President Bola Tinubu’s plan to improve Nigeria’s economy. It’s like making friends with other countries to help each other out.
The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, will host the Havana Summit. The theme of the summit is “Current Development Challenges: The Role of Science, Technology, and Innovation.” It’s all about finding ways to make the world a better place.
Did you know that Nigeria is one of the founding members of the G77 group? This group was created in 1964 by 77 developing countries. Now, it has 134 countries as members, and together they represent 80% of the world’s population. They work together to promote their economic interests and have a stronger voice in the United Nations.
Shettima won’t be alone at the summit. He will be accompanied by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abubakar Kyari, the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Technology, Uche Nnaji, and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Adamu Lamuwa. They will all work together to represent Nigeria and make sure its interests are heard.
That’s all for now, middle schoolers! We hope you enjoyed learning about Shettima’s important role at the G77 Summit in Cuba. It’s great to see leaders coming together to find solutions and make the world a better place. Stay curious!