Tinubu's first anniversary: Shettima to chair high-level dialogue


Vice President Kashim Shettima

By Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja

Achievements of President Bola Tinubu in the past year will be on focus at a high-level dialogue to be chaired by Vice President Kashim Shettima on Friday, May 16, in Abuja.

Shettima will deliver a keynote address, titled “Delivering the Renewed Hope Agenda Through Enhanced International Cooperation: Imperatives, Opportunities, and Challenges,” which will explore how international cooperation can propel Nigeria toward a future of enriched collaboration, according to a statement issued by senior special assistant to the president on media and communications, office of the vice president, Stanley Nkwocha.

According to the Deputy Chief of Staff to the President (Office of the Vice President), Senator Ibrahim Hadejia, Shettima’s keynote address will set the tone for discussions at the forum.

The event is part of the Tinubu administration’s efforts to leverage international cooperation in delivering on the promises of the Renewed Hope Agenda.

According to him, the dialogue “is not just a ceremonial gathering, it is a strategic confluence of leaders and thinkers in government, the international development community and civil society, geared towards deliberating on how to advance the gains made in the first year of the Renewed Hope Agenda”.

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Hadejia added that the event will examine the work done by the administration in the past one year and the areas for consolidation.

“We have embarked on this path of economic revitalization, social empowerment and infrastructural development while navigating the complexities of a rapidly evolving global space,” he stated.

Senator Hadejia added that the high-level dialogue will provide a comprehensive analysis of the government policy priority and delivery mechanisms that have been instrumental in translating the President’s vision into tangible results.

“This introspective analysis will enable us to celebrate our successes, learn from our challenges and refine our strategies moving forward.”

Further elucidating on the objectives of the high-level dialogue, Senior Special Assistant to the President on International Cooperation, Dapo Oyewole said discussions at the event will focus on how to strengthen international alliances to create a multiplier effect of the administration’s collective efforts.

Oyewole added that the objectives of the high-level dialogue include to “articulate and deliberate on the policy priorities, delivery mechanisms, successes and challenges of the Renewed Hope Agenda in the past year and opportunities in the year ahead; highlight and discuss key areas where international cooperation between the government, international partners and investors can significantly catalyse the delivery of the Renewed Hope Agenda, and develop an Action Plan on how to leverage development financing and technical collaboration through international cooperation for enhanced and accelerated impact and achievement of the Renewed Hope Agenda.”

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