Osinbajo set to represent Buhari at UN meeting in London

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has departed Abuja for London, the United Kingdom where he is billed to represent President Muhammadu Buhari at a United Nations High-Level event on the Energy Transition in Africa agenda with a special focus on Nigeria.

The event will be held on Friday at the Imperial College.

It will feature meetings organized by UN-Energy ahead of the UN Climate Conference COP26 which will be hosted by the United Kingdom in Glasgow, Scotland.

Prof Osinbajo will also hold talks on 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 Vice President will then deliver an address at the Imperial College London, where he is billed to interact with the academic community on the global energy transition and Nigeria’s position on a just transition.

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Imperial College is at the forefront of research on generating a new understanding of the investment opportunity in renewable energy, clean technologies, and climate-resilient infrastructure.

Nigeria is playing a prominent role in shaping the energy and climate agendas in 2021.

The Vice President will be accompanied by the Minister of State for Environment, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor and the Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, Dr Adeyemi Dipeolu, among others.

He is expected back in the country on Sunday 10th October 2021.

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