Osinbajo Departs For UK, To Speak At Oxford University


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday afternoon, departed for London and is expected back in Abuja on Sunday.

Osinbajo, on the invitation of Oxford University, United Kingdom, would be delivering a special lecture highlighting ongoing investments, efforts and plans of the Nigerian government on human development on Friday (today) at the globally recognized institution.

At the event, Osinbajo will also be inaugurating the International Advisory Board (IAB) of Oxford University’s African Studies Centre, under the School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA).

Members of the board are eminent leaders from across the world including several African countries like Nigeria and South Africa.

The members of the board to be inaugurated by the Nigerian Vice President include Tito Mboweni, an international advisor of Goldman Sachs, and former Chairman of the South African Reserve Bank, who will chair the board; Monica Geingos, First Lady of Namibia, lawyer and entrepreneur; Ibrahim Gambari, former UN Under-Secretary for Political Affairs, one-time Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and former Nigeria’s External Affairs Minister and Charlotte Scott, former First Lady of Zambia and development specialist.

Others are Gareth Ackerman, Chairman of Pick’n Pay, South Africa; Alex Duncan, Director and Consultant Economist, The Policy Practice, Brighton, United Kingdom; Ivor Agyeman-Duah – Economist and author, Accra, Ghana; Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria and Linda Mabhena-Olagunju, founder and Managing Director, DLO Energy Group (Pty) Ltd, South Africa.


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