The Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, will be representing the president of Nigeria at a United Nations high-level seminar on Africa’s energy transition agenda, with a special focus on Nigeria. The event is set to take place at Imperial College tomorrow, 11th October 2021.
Ahead of the United Kingdom’s hosting of the UN Climate Conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, it will feature meetings organized by UN-Energy.
During the vice president’s visit to the UK, he will meet with Alok Sharma, a cabinet rank UK Minister and the Chair of the UK Government’s COP26 Energy Transition Council (ETC) to discuss the need for the international community to align on the key elements of a just and equitable transition for all as well as the 2050 target of the global Net-Zero emissions.
VP Osinbajo will also deliver a speech at Imperial College London, where he will discuss the global energy transition and Nigeria’s position on a just transition.
The Imperial College is leading research into a better understanding of the investment opportunities in renewable energy, clean technologies, as well as climate-resilient infrastructure.
Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for the Environment, and Dr Adeyemi Dipeolu, Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, will accompany the vice president on the trip. The Vice President however is going to be expected to return back to Nigeria on Sunday, October 10, 2021.