Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) flew to the US early on Wednesday in order to look for alliances and support for Nigeria’s recently unveiled Energy Transition Plan on a global scale.
Osinbajo will meet with the World Bank Group, other partners, and his American counterpart Kamala Harris, according to a statement from the vice president’s spokesman, Laolu Akande.
In addition, the Nigerian vice president will meet with the US Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, the US Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen, and the President of the World Bank Group, David Malpass.
The Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu; the Minister of the Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi; and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva; among others, will be part of the Vice President’s delegation to the United States.
Osinbajo is anticipated to arrive in Abuja early in the next week.
Osinbajo is in charge of Nigeria’s Energy Transition Implementation Working Group, which will begin meeting on September 1 as part of a US mission. The group’s goals are to promote the plan and win support from the US government, the corporate sector, and other development partners on a worldwide scale.