Vice President Osinbajo Heads to Canada
The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), is on his way to Canada on a three-day visit to strengthen the ongoing-diplomatic ties between Canada and Nigeria.
The Nigerian Vice President will meet with the Canadian Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, and some top-level Canadian parliamentarians and members of the Canadian government in Ottawa Monday, November 21.
The focus areas for meetings include collaboration in education, technology, climate justice and the creative industry.
A statement from the State House Abuja says Vice President Osinbajo will give a public lecture at the Queen's University in Kingston on Wednesday, November 23rd.
He will also meet with the leadership of the Nigerian community and notable Canadian officials of Nigerian extraction. The Canadian business community and investors look forward to a meeting with the Nigerian leader to discuss shared priorities for accelerating the Nigeria-Canada trade and Investment portfolio.
Nigeria is Canada's largest trading partner in Africa, with $2.67bn in bilateral merchandise trade.
Vice President Osinbajo's visit to Canada is the first from the Nigerian leadership since 2013.
Vice President Namadi Sambo visited in May 2013 with a team of Ministers to meet with the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper and his team about the Canada-Nigeria Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA).