The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, would deliver a lecture at the King’s College London annual Africa Week 2023 on Monday.
Osinbajo is expected to depart Abuja for London, the United Kingdom this afternoon (Sunday), Rant HQ reports.
This was confirmed in a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Laolu Akande.
The statement is titled ‘Osinbajo to honour King’s College UK public lecture invitation tomorrow.’ reads, “As a political and thought leader from Africa, Prof. Osinbajo’s lecture will focus on the question of how Africa can prosper in an increasingly complex world.”
Akande disclosed that his principal will be hosted as a Special Guest by the King’s College Africa Leadership Centre.
According to Akande, the vice president will confer with top officials of the institution ahead of his lecture which is expected to follow the theme of King’s College Africa Week 2023 namely ‘Changing Africa in a Shifting Global Landscape.’
He further stated, “Africa Week is an annual celebration of research, education, and outreach activities on Africa. It brings together academics, researchers, and students offering an opportunity to hear from African scholars, leaders, and thinkers.
“As a political and thought leader from Africa, Prof. Osinbajo’s lecture will focus on the question of how Africa can prosper in an increasingly complex world.”
The King’s College London which was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington in 1829, became one of the two founding colleges of the University of London when the university was established later in 1836.
Osinbajo’s visit to London is the second in six months. In September 2022, the VP joined other world leaders in London to attend the funeral of the departed monarch Queen Elizabeth II.
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