JUST IN: Osinbajo arrives New York on 4-day visit
Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has arrived in New York on a four-day visit to the United States.
Osinbajo on his arrival with members of his entourage at the Sheltair wing of the John F. Kennedy International Aiport at 12.38 a.m. local time (5:38 a.m. Nigeria’s time) was received by the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S., retired Justice Sylvanus Nsofor.
Other Nigerian officials of the Nigeria’s missions who joined Nsofor to receive Osinbajo include Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Tijani Mohammad-Bande; and the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Ben Okoyen.
According to presidential spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, the vice president is scheduled to meet with his U.S. counterpat, Mike Pence, in Washington on Wednesday.
Akande said in a statement on Saturday that both leaders would be discussing matters of mutual interests between Nigeria and the U.S.
Ahead of his meeting with Pence, Osinbajo would be the guest speaker at a forum tagged “A Conversation With Vice President Yemi Osinbajo: Nigeria’s Economic Prospects”.
The event would be hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), an independent and nonpartisan think tank established to help Americans better understand the world.
The vice president is expected to speak on Nigeria’s economic recovery, investment and growth opportunities, and the recent general elections.