Osinbajo Jets Out To Seek Global Partnerships
Osinbajo Jets Out To Seek Global Partnerships

Osinbajo Jets Out To Seek Global Partnerships

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In a bid to curry global partnerships and attract support for Nigeria’s recently launched Energy Transition Plan, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has just departed Abuja for the United States of America.

The VP leads Nigeria’s Energy Transition Implementation Working Group (ETWG) on the US mission to promote the plan and secure global support from the US government, the private sector, and other development partners.

According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity to Vice President, Laolu Akande, Prof Osinbajo is expected to meet US Vice President, Kamala Harris; US Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm; Secretary of Treasury, Janet Yellen, and President of World Bank Group, David Malpass, among others.

The Vice President is also scheduled to speak on Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan at the Centre for Global Development in Washington DC.

”At the launch, the World Bank and a renewable energy organization – Sun Africa, pledged a sum of $1.5 billion each totaling an initial $3 billion investment to support the implementation of Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan”. Laolu Akande stated.

The Energy Transition Implementation Working Group which is chaired by the Vice President comprises relevant ministers and other top government officials.

Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan officially launched last week at a global virtual event is a homegrown, data-backed and multi-pronged strategy developed for the attainment of 2060 net-zero emissions commitment in 5 critical sectors : Power, Cooking, Oil & Gas, Transport & Industry.

Reportedly, Nigeria needs $410 billion to deliver the Transition Plan by 2060.

Prof Osinbajo will also meet US Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm; Secretary of Treasury, Janet Yellen; and President of World Bank Group, David Malpass; among others.

The Vice President’s delegation to the US will include Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu; Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi and Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva.

The Vice President is billed to return to Abuja early next week.

 


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