VP Osinbajo arrives in Canada for a three-day visit
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has arrived Ottawa Canada on a high level visit to Canada since 2000 when then President Olusegun Obasanjo visited the North American nation
The visit will deepen diplomatic ties between Nigeria and Canada as Prof. Osinbajo will meet the Canadian Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, other top parliamentarians and members of the Canadian government in Ottawa.
During the 3-day visit, issues and events around educational collaboration, technology, creative industry and climate justice among others would also feature.
For instance, the Vice President will give a public lecture at the Queen’s University in Kingston on Wednesday.
Queen’s University established in 1841, is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive academic institutions and is famous for its role in advancing the goals of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
Nigeria and Canada have over the years maintained cordial bilateral relationships. Indeed Nigeria is Canada’s largest trading partner in Africa and both countries also have a Bi-National Commission, the only one of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa.
While in Canada, the Vice President will also meet with the leadership of the Nigerian community, including from Nollywood artists based in the country and notable Canadian government officials with Nigerian origins.
He will also meet with representatives of the Canadian business community and investors especially from the creative industry and technology sector.
The VP is expected back in Abuja later in the week.