- Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria, traveled to the United States to meet his American counterpart, Kamala Harris
- The VP will engage Harris on partnership and support for Nigeria’s energy transition plan, which was recently launched
- Osinbajo will also meet with Jennifer Granholm, the energy secretary; Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen; and David Malpass, the president of the World Bank Group.
FCT, Abuja- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo left Abuja for the United States, where he would engage the government for partnership and support for Nigeria’s recently launched energy transition plan.
His spokesperson, Laolu Akande, disclosed on Wednesday, August 31, who said the vice president would meet with his American counterpart, Kamala Harris, The cable reported.
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Besides Harris, other Osinbajo will meet in the United States
Osinbajo is also expected meet with Jennifer Granholm, who is Secretary of Energy; Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen; and David Malpass, the president of the World Bank Group.
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The Nigerian government launched its transition plan virtually last week.
The internal, data-driven and multi-pronged strategy is developed to achieve net zero emissions by 2060 in 5 sectors: electricity, cooking, oil and gas, transport and industry.
$410 billion is targeted by the country in its efforts to implement the transition plan by 2060.
“Among other highlights, the plan needs at least $10 billion a year in addition to normal spending for effective implementation,” the spokesperson said.
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Legit.ng reported earlier that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo warned international communities against criticizing Nigeria’s economy and insecurity without understanding its geographic size and population.
For example, the professor said that Borno State is larger in terms of landmass than the UK and Sweden combined or than the UK and Denmark.
Osinbajo added that at least a dozen state GDPs in Nigeria are higher than some African countries.
Osinbajo said the report of insecurity coming out of the country did not reflect the reality of the whole country, which is too large in landmass.