Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Thursday depart Nigeria for London.
Osinbajo will represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the United Nations, UN, High-Level event on the Energy Transition in Africa agenda, focusing on Nigeria.
The event scheduled to hold on Friday at the Imperial College will feature meetings organized by UN-Energy ahead of the UN Climate Conference COP26, hosted by the United Kingdom in Glasgow, Scotland.
Osinbajo’s trip to London was disclosed in a statement by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande.
According to the statement, Osinbajo would deliver an address at the Imperial College London and also interact with the academic community on the global energy transition.
According to the statement: “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 regarding 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. The meeting holds at Whitehall.
“Nigeria is playing a prominent role in shaping the energy and climate agendas in 2021. In its role as a Global Theme Champion for the theme on Energy Transition at the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy, Nigeria led the advocacy on behalf of developing nations for the clean energy offer and recognition of various transition fuels.”
In his entourage is the Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, and Buhari’s Special Adviser on Economic Matters, Adeyemi Dipeolu.
He is expected back in Nigeria on Sunday.