Nigeria, Canada Can Do Much More Together – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, meets with the Canadian Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, and other top parliamentarians and members of the Canadian government in Ottawa, Canada. 21st November, 2022. Photo: Tolani Alli

 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigeria and Canada can do much more together by improving trade, deepening ongoing educational collaboration, continuing dialogue on the global energy transition issues and climate change, amongst other.

This was the highlight of the meeting between Osinbajo and Canadian Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, in Ottawa, the capital of the North American country on Monday.

During his interaction with top Canadian parliamentarians, including senators and cabinet members led by Freeland, Osinbajo noted that, “we are hoping for much more that we can do together.”

The Canadian Deputy Prime Minister, who is also the nation’s Finance Minister, had earlier expressed similar sentiments while welcoming the Vice President.

She observed that the Canadian government values its relationship with Africa, especially Nigeria, and has been “looking forward to this visit for a long time,” adding that the relationship with Nigeria is “very important to us.”

On the global net zero emissions targets, and energy transition, Vice President Osinbajo reaffirmed the view that gas ought to be adopted as a transition fuel, a notion he said garnered traction at the recent COP27 conference in Egypt, even though still widely unacknowledged in the West.

“We believe we must use our gas as transition fuel; we have huge gas reserves. We would like to continue to use our gas during the transition,” the Vice President said, according to a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande.

The VP also explained that the Federal Government’s Energy Transition Plan is focused on renewable energy, including the ongoing Solar Power Naija Programme, which was launched under the Economic Sustainability Plan.

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Responding, the Canadian Deputy Prime Minister, who wondered whether countries such as Nigeria are already struggling to get financing for gas projects said, “we will be happy to keep talking with you on that, ” adding that the use of Natural Gas makes sense, and noting that the dialogue should continue.

Both leaders exchanged notes on some of the common and peculiar economic challenges in their respective countries, including fiscal and monetary challenges, subsidies, financial inclusion, social investments programmes and strategies to support the vulnerable, among others.

They also discussed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), observing that the market provided opportunities for mutual benefits, not only for African countries, but also Canada which is desirous of contributing to its development and also tapping into the continental market.

UK Trip: Buhari Breached Constitution For Not Transferring Power To Osinbajo, Says Clark

A combination of file photos of President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief Edwin Clark.

 

Elder statesman, Edwin Clark, on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari breached the provisions of the 1999 Constitution for not transferring power to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

At a press briefing in Abuja, the leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum said any actions taken by any of the President’s men in the next two weeks are illegal, null, and void.

He urged Nigerians to resist any constitutionally unrecognised proxies.

He said the President has not been able to lead the country effectively even when in Nigeria and so how he hopes to do so for two weeks outside the country beats his imagination.

Clark said though Buhari has sent condolence messages to the governments of South Korea and India on recent tragedies, he didn’t deem it fit to visit any of the over 20 flood-ravaged states in the country despite the loss of more than 600 lives.

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The President travelled to London, the United Kingdom on Monday for “routine medical check-up” and will return to the country in the second week of November, 2022.

This is not the first time the President will travel to London for medical check-up in 2022. Buhari was in the United Kingdom in March and in July for medical purpose.

Leverage Web3 To Create Jobs For Youths, Osinbajo Tells ICT Stakeholders

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attends the Nigerian Digital Economic Summit at the Fraser Suites, Abuja on October 10, 2022. Photo: Tolani Alli
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attends the Nigerian Digital Economic Summit at the Fraser Suites, Abuja on October 10, 2022. Photo: Tolani Alli

 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged industry stakeholders in the digital economic space to leverage the many advantages in the new Web3, like artificial intelligence, blockchain, and NFT to create jobs for the teeming youths in the country.

Speaking at the third edition of the Nigeria digital economy summit in Abuja on Monday, the Vice President implored critical stakeholders in the sector to create an ecosystem that will enable startups, thereby pulling Nigerians out of poverty.

He also insisted that government agencies can further digitize their servcies and make them more accessible to Nigerians.

 

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APC Not Moved By Labour Party Rallies, Says Ex-Presidential Aspirant

 

A former presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nicholas Felix, says the ruling party is not moved by the rallies by Labour Party (LP).

“I am excited seeing the youths coming out. We have a lot of youths in APC. As we begin our rally, you are going to be seeing what we are going to be doing. What we see on social media really don’t move us,” he said on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Thursday.

When told that the rallies by supporters of Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi transcend the social media, Felix said APC youths will soon roll out their own rallies for the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

“As soon as we flag off our campaign, we are going to begin. I am the deputy youth coordinator. There is so much we are going to put on board and that is going to be settled. We’re really not moved by that. We are winning this election. APC is going to win,” he said.

The former presidential aspirant also tasked youths to be involved in taking over power from Nigeria’s present crop of leaders.

“After the 2023 election, a lot of our fathers are going to be handing over the baton to us but if we are not prepared, we can’t take over and do the needful.

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“It is not going to happen. Sometimes when I hear the Eastern brothers and family members, the Igbos say, ‘It is time for us’, I keep telling them nobody is going to hand over power to you, not in Nigeria, not in Europe, not anywhere. Power is fought for. You have to fight for it. You have to do everything to grab it.

“Staying on social media and insulting people is not going to work,” he said.

Felix had at the APC presidential primary in June 2022 stepped down for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo who lost to Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State.

Insecurity: Osinbajo Tasks Military On Technology-Driven Solutions 

A file photo of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has admonished the Nigerian Army and other security agencies to come up with technology-driven solutions to address contemporary and emerging security challenges such as cybercrime, cross-border crimes and other forms of asymmetric warfare.

He gave the charge at the combined convocation ceremony of cadets of Regular Course 69 and postgraduate students of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna State.

Addressing the graduating cadets, Osinbajo, who expressed concerns on the increasing rate of asymmetric conflicts, hybrid warfare, insurgency and armed criminal activities perpetrated by criminal non-state actors, tasked the officers and men of the nation’s Armed Forces to confront the enemies with unconventional skills that will advance development on both on and off the battlefield.

The Vice President accompanied by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and top military officers join in the procession of the 32nd combined convocation ceremony of the Nigerian Defence Academy.

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Among the graduands are 239 cadets of the 69 regular course and 1,656 students of post graduate school.

The Minister of Defence who is also he chairman of governing Council of the NDA, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd.) declared the convocation open.

Addressing the cadets, Osinbajo reminded them to be prepared to face the complicated security environment as they join their counterparts in the field.

The event witnessed the award of certificates to the cadets and conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degrees to four Nigerians in recognition of their contribution to national security and development.

Nigeria’s Future Will Be Great, Osinbajo Prays At Independence Anniversary Service

A file photo of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

 

Despite its challenges, the future of Nigeria will be far more glorious and peaceful than its past, and the nation’s lights will shine bright, with opportunities, equity, justice, and righteousness, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Professor Osinbajo stated this on Sunday at the 62nd Independence Day anniversary service, which held at the National Christian Centre in Abuja.

The Vice President, who brought warm greetings from President Muhammadu Buhari to the congregation, declared that “every year will be happier for you, more glorious, more prosperous and more peaceful, in Jesus’ name.”

“We stand at the gates of a new nation. And we see its lights shining bright,” he was quoted as saying in a statement by his media aide, Laolu Akande. “The nation of God’s promises.

“A nation of opportunities, of equity and justice, a secure and prosperous nation, a nation of laws and righteousness. Even if what we see today seems bleak and dark, we are confident that God who owns the heavens and the earth will fulfil His promises concerning this nation.”

Read the full remarks of the Vice President at the anniversary service below:

I bring you all the warm felicitations of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, on this occasion of the interdenominational service to mark the 62nd Independence Anniversary of our Republic.

Let me also congratulate His Eminence, Dr Daniel C. Okoh, the new President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, and all the new members of the Executive of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). I pray that your tenure will bring blessings, light and encouragement to our nation in Jesus’ name.

In a few days, we will celebrate the 62nd birthday of Nigeria. But Nigeria is not a natural person, it is made up of people, of men, women and children who are Nigerians.

So, when we say that celebrate the birthday of Nigeria, we are in fact celebrating the birthday of the Nigerian people wherever they may be in this great and vast nation.

So, every prayer and every blessing that we pronounce today on Nigeria, we also pronounce on every Nigerian and all our friends.

So, this evening I will pray for Nigeria and the Nigerian people. My favourite prayer for people on their birthday is found in Deuteronomy 33.25(b): “as your days, so shall your strength be.”

What does this prayer mean: as your days so shall your strength be? It means the older you become, the stronger you will be in various ways.

The first is that you will become physically stronger and healthier as you grow older, in Jesus’ name.  The Bible says in Deuteronomy 34:7, it says that Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died. And his eyes were not dim, nor his natural vigour diminished.

For the average person, as you grow older you become slower and less fruitful and even barren. But the Word of God to Nigeria today is that it shall not be so with you.

Even as you grow in age, you will be more fruitful. You will not be weaker with age. And for every Nigerian, you will be more fruitful as you grow in age, and you will be stronger day by day in Jesus’ name.

The Word of God says in Psalms 92:13-14: it says: “those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing.” That shall be so for you and all you hold dear in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus.

Another implication of the blessing: ‘as your days so shall your strength be,’ is that every day, God’s promises will be renewed in your life. God said to Abraham in Genesis 12:2-3: “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you; And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. And I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you, all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

Let me repeat these blessings for Nigeria, and for you who are here, and every Nigerian because God added in that promise that in Abraham, all the nations of the earth will be blessed.

So, you will be a great nation, and God will bless you, and anyone who blesses you will be blessed, those who curse you will be cursed; and through you, this nation and the world will be blessed, in the mighty name of Jesus.

Yet another implication of this blessing: as your days so shall your strength be, is that every day, every month, every year, you will be greater, better, happier, more prosperous, and more joyful than the previous one.

And concerning this nation, the Word of God says in Haggai 2:9: “The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts. And in this place, I will give peace’ (in this nation, I will give peace), says the Lord of hosts.”

The future of Nigeria will be far more glorious, more peaceful than her past, and so it shall be for you too. Every year will be happier for you, more glorious, more prosperous and more peaceful, in Jesus’ name,

“As your days so shall your strength be.”

Another implication of this blessing is that your strength physically, mentally and spiritually and even financially will be sufficient and adequate for every new season, every new situation and every new challenge. You will have more than you need for every new season in your life in Jesus’ name.

Brethren, we stand at the gates of a new nation, and we see its lights shining bright. The nation of God’s promises; a nation of opportunities, of equity and justice, a secure and prosperous nation, a nation of laws and righteousness.

Even if what we see today seems bleak, and dark, we are confident that God who owns the heavens and the earth will fulfil His promises concerning this nation.  Indeed, He says in Joshua 21:45: “not a word failed, of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.”

And we pronounce concerning this nation, that not a word will fail regarding any good thing which the Lord had spoken to Nigeria. All will come to pass in Jesus’ name.

Finally, to every citizen of this nation, and every family that is represented here, we declare that in the name of Jesus, your best days are yet to come. Every promise that God has made to you will come to pass in Jesus’ mighty name.

Happy 62nd anniversary!

Queen’s Funeral: World Leaders’ Solidarity Testament To Brotherhood, Says Osinbajo

 

The coming together of leaders from different parts of the globe to celebrate the life of late Queen Elizabeth II and attend her funeral is a show of solidarity and goodwill by people from around the world, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday.

Professor Osinbajo, who spoke in London during a chat with journalists after attending the state funeral service of the late Queen of England at Westminster Abbey, believes it is also a testament to the brotherhood of nations.

“For countries like ours, for Nigeria and for the Commonwealth, this has been very ennobling, very strengthening,” he was quoted as saying in a statement by his media aide, Laolu Akande.

“I am sure that King Charles felt not just the honour of having so many people come by, but also the reassurance that there is a brotherhood across the world and that the Commonwealth remains strong, a Commonwealth of free nations who willingly subscribe to coming together, to work together to achieve sometimes disparate political objectives but clear economic objectives.”

Caption (L-R); President of Pakistan, Commonwealth Secretary-General, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, First Lady of Kenya, President Ruto of Kenya, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN attend
the Funeral of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London, UK. September 19, 2022.

 

 

On the significance of the event, Professor Osinbajo said, “it is a historic event and one that is unlikely to happen, perhaps in another lifetime, just the sheer enormity of all that has happened and the gathering of leaders from everywhere, the goodwill, the good wishes, and all of that from practically everywhere around the world.”

“So, I think that this has truly been a testament to the sort of person the queen was – in life and death, brought people together and perhaps even more so in death,” he added.

Caption; President of Pakistan, Former British PM Boris Johnson, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN attend the funeral at Westminster Abbey in London, UK. on September 19, 2022.

A Stabilising Force

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN and King Charles III at Buckingham Palace. September 18, 2022.

 

 

The Vice President then prayed for a successful reign for King Charles lll, noting that “one wishes King Charles very well indeed, and I think we are all anxious that he succeeds.

“And that he perhaps does even better than his mother, which is the hope of his mum. I am sure that the queen will really hope that all her successors and in this case King Charles, will do better than she did.

“We are all looking forward to a wonderful reign, a reign that will bring prosperity, peace, not just to England, but to the Commonwealth and to all of us.”

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo signs the condolence book at the Queen’s Lying in State at Westminster in the United Kingdom on September 18, 2022. Photo: Twitter- @ProfOsinbajo

 

Professor Osinbajo also spoke about the late British monarch, whom he earlier described as a monarch for all seasons.

For him, in the 70 years that she was queen, it is obvious that through practically every cycle – war, peace, economic decline, apartheid, all the various cycles, – where truly major things were going on, she held her own, and she was always able to bring a certain degree of understanding.

“In so many ways, she was a factor in practically all of the various cycles that we have experienced, not just in the Commonwealth, but in the world itself. I think she was a stabilising force, that was why I thought the description (borrowed from “the man for all seasons”) that she was the queen for all seasons.”

 

 

Right after the funeral service at Westminster Abbey, the Vice President and all the foreign dignitaries – about 500 – were hosted to a reception by the UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs, Mr James Cleverly.

The queen’s funeral procession then proceeded to Windsor Castle where she would be laid to rest, passing through selected streets in London.

 

The Ceremonial Procession following the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, aboard the State Hearse, travels up The Long Walk in Windsor on September 19, 2022, making its final journey to Windsor Castle after the State Funeral Service of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Aaron Chown / POOL / AFP)

Osinbajo Arrives In London Ahead Of Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo signs the condolence book at the Queen’s Lying in State at Westminster in the United Kingdom on September 18, 2022. Photo: Twitter- @ProfOsinbajo

 

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has arrived in London ahead of the state funeral for the late Queen Elizabeth ll of the United Kingdom.

Professor Osinbajo who departed Abuja on Saturday would be representing Nigeria at a number of events while in the UK, including the funeral service.

Upon his arrival in London on Sunday, according to his media aide Laolu Akande, the Vice President paid respects at the Queen’s Lying in State at Westminster.

He also signed the condolence register, saying, “Nigeria joins government, people of UK, Commonwealth, and rest of the world in expressing our sincere condolence to the royal family on the passing of a monarch for all seasons. May the Lord bless her memory.”

Thereafter, Akande in a tweet, said Professor Osinbajo was received by UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs, James Cleverly.

At the meeting, Cleverly expressed gratitude for Nigeria’s solidarity with the UK at its time of grief and both men discussed the interest of the British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, in deepening the relationship with Nigeria.

 

Later in the evening (on Sunday), the Vice President would be received alongside the world leaders – including members of the Commonwealth, Heads of State, Governors-General, Prime Ministers, and foreign royal families – by King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla at a reception in Buckingham Palace.

Akande said that Professor Osinbajo would also join members of the royal family and the world leaders at the funeral service scheduled to hold at Westminster Abbey on Monday.

 

Queen Elizabeth ll was the Head of the Commonwealth and the longest serving British monarch. She passed on at 96 on September 8 at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Ahead of her funeral, more world leaders have begun to arrive in London, with 500 Heads of State and foreign dignitaries invited.

Earlier on Sunday, US President Joe Biden who was in Westminster Hall alongside his wife, Jill, to pay his respects to the late British monarch, was filmed appearing on the balcony overlooking Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin.

Others such as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, also paid their respects to the late queen as her body lies in state in Westminster Hall.

‘I Feel A Personal Loss,’ Osinbajo Condoles With Senator Gaya On Son’s Death

A photo combination of Senator Kabiru Gaya and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

 

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Friday condoled with Senator Kabiru Gaya on his son’s death, describing the incident as a very sad one.

Osinbajo paid a condolence visit to Gaya whose son, Sadiq died recently, saying the late young man, was like “a son” with whom he had a special relationship.

“This is a very, very sad visit. Sadiq was a young man. He was like a son to me. He has visited me a few times.  He was a lawyer also like me. So, I had a very special relationship with him,” the Vice President was quoted in a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande.

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“I feel a very personal loss. I commiserate and condole with the distinguished senator and all members of his family, the Government, and the people of Kano State who have lost a very precious son in this young man.

“We believe in God, he is the only one who can give and take life. No matter what the circumstances are, only God can decide how long a man would live.”

On his part, the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, who had earlier received the Vice President at the airport, thanked him for the visit, noting that Kano is Osinbajo’s second home which he visits often.

He said, “This is not the first time that you have come, you have come several times. Thank you and God bless you.”

In his response, Senator Gaya, who introduced his family and some members of the A Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, thanked the Vice President for the visit.

He acknowledged that his late son and the VP were indeed very close, adding that the visit has uplifted and encouraged the entire family.

Why Nigeria Should Benefit More From Its Gas Reserves – Osinbajo

A file photo of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

 

The use of gas as a transition fuel will not only help in stemming deforestation but advance Nigeria’s broader development goals, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said.

Stating that the country has one of the largest gas reserves in the world, he believes other developing countries will also benefit from the adoption of gas as a transition fuel.

Professor Osinbajo stated this on Tuesday night when he received the US Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Change, John Kerry, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Kerry, who was on a working visit to Nigeria, had met with President Muhammadu Buhari prior to his meeting with Professor Osinbajo, the Vice President’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, said in a statement on Wednesday.

The Vice President, at the meeting with Kerry and the US delegation, highlighted the need for Nigeria to continue the exploration and use of gas as a way of arresting deforestation, transiting away from dirtier fuels like diesel, kerosene, and petrol, while at the same time ensuring that the country has the necessary energy baseload for industrialisation.

He pointed out that Nigeria has one of the largest gas reserves in the world and should benefit from its exploitation, and highlighted the significance of Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan, which is the first in Africa.

Professor Osinbajo had discussed the Energy Transition Plan during his recent visit to Washington D.C., where he met with his American counterpart, Kamala Harris, at the White House, among other top US government officials.

Before the recent US trip, the Federal Government had launched the Energy Transition Plan at a global virtual event.

In addition to a review of the Energy Transition Plan, including a discussion about its implementation, both the Vice President and Kerry also discussed the issues of renewable energy sources and the global transition.

In his remarks, the US envoy praised for the plan and the efforts already being made in Nigeria to step up the use of renewables, especially solar and hydropower, as major components of the energy mix.

While acknowledging that Nigeria ought to benefit from its gas reserves, Kerry urged an even more rapid adoption of renewables, especially electric vehicles which are certainly the next wave in auto manufacturing.

He observed that the technology of renewables keeps improving daily, adding that batteries are already in production which last far more than those that are now in the market.

Upon a request by the Vice President, the Special Envoy promised to assist Nigeria with the necessary expertise to scientifically determine the most appropriate energy mix that would move the country toward the goal of energy for all by 2030 and net zero carbon emissions by 2060, without compromising the country’s energy security.

He also affirmed the readiness of the US government to assist Nigeria in a bilateral partnership to realise its climate change adaptation and resilience capacity, thereby consolidating the nation’s place as a model for other countries on the planet.

Kerry said he looked forward to Nigeria presenting an inspiring position, which would no doubt attract all necessary global support at the upcoming COP 27 in Egypt later in the year.

He was accompanied by other US officials, including the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Ms Mary Beth Leonard.

Ruto’s Inauguration A Celebration Of Democracy –Osinbajo

Ruto and Osinbajo

 

 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said the inauguration of Dr. William Ruto as Kenya’s 5th President is a celebration of democracy and democratic institutions in Africa.

“It is a celebration of democracy and the reasons are obvious, the institutions held up – the IEBC (Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission), the equivalent of our own INEC, and the Judiciary; they held up and ensured that not only were processes properly followed but also that justice was done,” Osinbajo said on Tuesday while addressing journalists shortly after the swearing-in ceremony held at the Moi International Sports Stadium in Nairobi.

Speaking further, the VP said, “Whenever we talk about the celebration of democracy, we are really talking about the celebration of our institutions, the institutions that undergird democracy and the rule of law.”

“I think that what we have seen here in Kenya and the swearing-in of Dr. William Ruto is really evidence of robust institutions doing what they ought to do,” the Nigerian VP said, according to a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande.

“It is a great example and we are all extremely pleased. And I’m sure you have seen, from all of the African Heads of State and Governments and their representatives who are present here today, that there is an atmosphere of elation and joy because this worked,” Osinbajo added.

The high point of the occasion was the oath-taking ceremonies by the newly elected President and his deputy – Rigathi Gachagua, as well as the handover of instruments of power and a copy of Kenya’s Constitution from former President Uhuru Kenyatta to Ruto.

The ceremony was attended by 20 African Heads of State and Government and their representatives, including the Presidents of South Africa – Cyril Ramaphosa, Chad – Mahamat Idriss Déby, Tanzania – Samia Suluhu, Seychelles – Wavel Ramkalawan, Uganda – Yoweri Museveni, Rwanda – Paul Kagame, South Sudan – Salva Kiir, Burundi – Évariste Ndayishimiye, Zimbabwe – Emmerson Mnangagwa, and Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo, amongst others.

‘Nigeria Is Key’: Kamala Harris Hosts Osinbajo At White House

US Vice President Kamala Harris hosted her Nigerian counterpart, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at the White House on September 2, 2022.
US Vice President Kamala Harris hosted her Nigerian counterpart, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at the White House on September 2, 2022.

 

Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris on Friday hosted her Nigerian counterpart, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at the White House in Washington DC.

The duo met to discuss Nigeria-US relations and Nigeria’s energy transition plan, according to statements from both camps.

“It was truly a pleasure to meet with Vice-President Kamala Harris to discuss Nigeria’s #EnergyTransition Plan and other interests between our Governments,” Osinbajo said in a statement.

“The United States has been a long-standing partner of ours and has since our independence consistently supported Nigeria’s aspirations for economic and social development.

“In addition to a shared commitment to democracy, both countries must continue to work together at the bilateral and multilateral levels to address common global challenges, promote peace and security, tackle pandemics, climate change, and economic adversity.”

Harris also expressed her delight in meeting with Vice President Osinbajo.

“It was great to meet with Vice President Osinbajo of Nigeria today to discuss strengthening the relationship between the United States and Nigeria,” she said.

“African leadership, and in particular, Nigeria’s leadership, is key to confronting regional and global challenges.”

 

US Vice President Kamala Harris hosted her Nigerian counterpart, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at the White House on September 2, 2022.

US Vice President Kamala Harris hosted her Nigerian counterpart, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at the White House on September 2, 2022.

US Vice President Kamala Harris hosted her Nigerian counterpart, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at the White House on September 2, 2022.

US Vice President Kamala Harris hosted her Nigerian counterpart, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at the White House on September 2, 2022.

US Vice President Kamala Harris hosted her Nigerian counterpart, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at the White House on September 2, 2022.

US Vice President Kamala Harris hosted her Nigerian counterpart, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at the White House on September 2, 2022.