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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo To Meet Trump’s Deputy, Mike Pence In America

Valentine Chinyem

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will be meeting with his American counterpart, Mike Pence, on Wednesday.

This was revealed in a statement released by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity.

According to him, the vice president will also meet with other key groups and interests in the country.

Ahead of his meeting with the US Vice President in Washington D.C on Wednesday, Professor Osinbajo will be meeting with the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday in New York.

In his meeting with his American counterpart, Vice President 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.” the statement said.

Osinbajo on his arrival with members of his entourage at the Sheltair wing of the John F. Kennedy International Aiport at 12.38 a.m. local time (5:38 a.m. Nigeria’s time) was received by the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S., retired Justice Sylvanus Nsofor.

Other Nigerian officials of the Nigeria’s missions who joined Nsofor to receive Osinbajo include Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Tijani Mohammad-Bande; and the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Ben Okoyen.

The Vice President is expected back in Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday.

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