BRICS Summit: Shettima jets out of Nigeria to represent Tinubu




Vice President Kashim Shettima will today depart Abuja for Johannesburg, South Africa to represent President Bola Tinubu at the 15th BRICS Summit of Heads of State and Government.

Shettima will be joining other business and political leaders across the world at the Summit scheduled for the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg from August 22 to 24.

This was disclosed in a statement by Mr Olusola Abiola, Director, Information, Office of the vice president, on Monday.

Notable leaders expected to attend the event include South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa; President Xi Jinping of China; Brazil’s President, Luiz Lula da Silva; and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Other dignitaries including the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the chairperson of the African Union Commission and President of the New Development Bank have also been invited.

The summit is expected to deliberate on issues on trade and investment facilitation, sustainable development, innovation, and global governance reform.

It will also continue its outreach to Leaders from Africa and the global South; as it focuses on global geopolitics, trade and infrastructure development

BRICS, an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, is a group of five major emerging and developing economies.

Meanwhile, Shettima is accompanied on the trip by some senior government officials and he is expected back in the country at the end of the week.