Monday, June 24, 2019


The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo has arrived in New York on early hours of the day on a four-day visit to the United States.

He and his entourage arrived at the Sheltair wing of the John F. Kennedy International Aiport at 12.38 a.m. local time (5:38 a.m.) and were received by the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S., the retired Justice Sylvanus Nsofor.

Tijani Mohammad-Bande; and the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Ben Okoyen were among the other Nigerian officials of the country’s missions with Nsofor included Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador. 

According to Mr. Laolu Akande, the presidential spokesman, he said that the vice president was meant to meet with Mike Pence, his U.S. counterpart in Washington on Wednesday to discuss on a mutual interests between Nigeria and US. 

Osinbajo was scheduled to be the guest speaker on the forum meeting with Pence as it was tagged “A Conversation With Vice President Yemi Osinbajo: Nigeria’s Economic Prospects”.

The hosted was the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), an independent and nonpartisan think tank established to help Americans better understand the world.

The vice president was meant to speak on Nigeria’s economic recovery, investment and growth opportunities, and the recent general elections.

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