JUST IN: Osinbajo Departs For US

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is visiting the United States of America, according to a statement released by the Presidency in Abuja.

He departed Abuja on Saturday afternoon.

The statement, which was signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, reads, “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will be visiting the United States where he will be meeting with his US counterpart, Mr Mike Pence, and other key groups and interests in the country.

It said ahead of his meeting with the US Vice-President in Washington D.C on Wednesday, Prof Osinbajo will be meeting with the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday in New York.

 “In his meeting with his American counterpart, VP Osinbajo would be discussing matters of mutual interests between Nigeria and the US, while he would be speaking on Nigeria’s economic prospects and other related matters in his meeting with the Council on Foreign Relations, ‘’said the statement.

“The Vice-President leaves for the US this afternoon and is expected back in Abuja on Thursday.”