UN: Yemi Osinbajo leaves Nigeria for London

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will leave Nigeria for London on Thursday.

President Muhammadu Buhari will be represented by Osinbajo at the United Nations, UN, High-Level event on the Energy Transition in Africa agenda, focusing on Nigeria.

The event, which will take place on Friday at Imperial College, will include meetings organized by UN-Energy in advance of the UN Climate Conference COP26, hosted by the United Kingdom in Glasgow, Scotland.

Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s spokesperson, confirmed his visit to London in a statement.

According to the statement, Osinbajo will give a speech at Imperial College London and interact with academics about the global energy transition.

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“Prof. Osinbajo will also hold talks with the President-Designate of COP26, Mr Alok Sharma, a cabinet rank UK Minister and the Chair of the UK Government’s COP26 Energy Transition Council, discussing issues such as the 2050 global Net-Zero emissions target and the need for the international community to align on the key elements of a just and equitable transition for all,” according to the statement. The meeting will take place at Whitehall.

“In 2021, Nigeria will play a significant role in shaping the energy and climate agendas.” Nigeria led the advocacy on behalf of developing nations for the clean energy offer and recognition of various transition fuels as a Global Theme Champion for the theme of Energy Transition at the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy.”

Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for Environment, and Adeyemi Dipeolu, Buhari’s Special Adviser on Economic Matters, accompany him.

He is scheduled to return to Nigeria on Sunday.

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