Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on the invitation of Harvard University, Boston, United States, would be delivering the inaugural, keynote lecture at the university’s “Africa Rising” course at Harvard Business School today.
In a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande said, in extending its invitation to the vice president, the university noted that it deeply admired the immense progress that Nigeria has made under the Buhari presidency, including the work of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC).
“It would be the highest honour for us were you to accept our invitation as we deeply admire the immense progress that Nigeria has made during your tenure not only as the country’s Vice President, but also as Chairman of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council. By all accounts, this Council has spearheaded crucial initiatives and we very much hope that you will speak to those, as well as to Nigeria’s rise in world economic rankings and the vast range of business initiatives that are ongoing in your country,” the university said.
The top US University further describes the lecture as a historic moment as it would be the first time that an Africa focused course will be offered at Harvard Business School.
During the lecture, Prof Osinbajo would highlight the progress made by the Buhari administration in improving the country’s economy and investment climate.
In the latest World Bank Doing Business index, Nigeria climbed up 24 places and was placed on the list of 10 most reformed economies globally.
Alongside the President, the VP has been a strong advocate in the future of a greater Africa, and has proffered solutions on how to make the continent work better for its people and the rest of the world.
In a keynote address at the Financial Times Africa Summit in London recently, the Vice President emphasised the continent’s depth of talent and innovation across Agriculture, ICT, Hospitality, Fashion, Energy, Manufacturing, Entertainment, and many other fields.
The Vice President, who will leave for Boston today, is expected back in Abuja later on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, Prof Osinbajo had, alongside President Muhammadu Buhari, laid wreaths in honour of fallen heroes of the Nigerian Army at the National Arcade, Abuja, to mark the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from LEADERSHIP Nigeria Newspapers. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- SPONSORED12 hours ago
How To Last For 25 Minutes Longer In Bed, Permanently End Pain And Embarrassment Of Weak Erection
- OPINION14 hours ago
Buhari And Fake News Of His Death
- NEWS24 hours ago
Bitter Leaf Juice Boosts Fertility, Fights Prostate Cancer – Nutritionist
- COVER STORIES15 hours ago
Again, PMB Meets Govs Over New Minimum Wage
- NEWS21 hours ago
Allegations Over My Certificates Diversionary – Ashiru
- FEATURES10 hours ago
‘Why Atiku Will Defeat PMB’
- COVER STORIES15 hours ago
APC Goes Tough On Aggrieved Members, Orders Withdrawal Of Court Cases
- BUSINESS14 hours ago
Shutdown Of Telecom Services Imminent In Abuja, 8 States