Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has left Abuja for the United States of America with the goal of seeking global partnerships and support for Nigeria’s recently launched Energy Transition Plan.
In a statement by Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, it was revealed that Osinbajo left on Wednesday is at the forefront of the country's Energy Transition Implementation Working Group (ETWG) on the US mission.
The Vice President will meet with US Vice President, Kamala Harris, US Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Treasury, Janet Yellen, President of World Bank Group, David Malpass, and others.
Osinbajo is scheduled to speak on Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan at the Centre for Global Development in Washington DC.
His delegation to the US includes the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Minister of Works and Housing, Raji Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General/CEO for Sustainable Energy for All, Damilola Ogunbiyi.
Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States, Dr Uzoma Emenike is also part of the team which will return to Abuja early next week.