Vice President Yemi Osinbajo departed Abuja for the United States of America early Wednesday, seeking global partnerships and support for Nigeria’s recently launched Energy Transition Plan.
Osinbajo is leading Nigeria’s Energy Transition Implementation Working Group (ETWG) on the US mission with meetings starting from tomorrow-the 1st of September to promote the plan and secure global support from the US government, the private sector, and other development partners.
The ETWG, which is chaired by Osinjabo, comprises relevant ministers and other top government officials.
This was disclosed in a statement by Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande.
The Vice President will return to Abuja early next week.
While in the United States, Osinbajo will meet US Vice President, Kamala Harris; US Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Treasury, Janet Yellen, and President of World Bank Group, David Malpass, among others.
The Vice President is also scheduled to speak on Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan at the Centre for Global Development in Washington DC.
The Vice President’s delegation to the U.S. will include Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. (Dr.) 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, Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi. Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Uzoma Emenike will also join the delegation.