Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will, on Saturday, depart Nigeria for the United States of America where he is scheduled to deliver a Special Lecture at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in Philadelphia.
Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday titled ‘Osinbajo Honours invitation by US Ivy school, University of Pennsylvania, to deliver special lecture.’
It would be the VP’s second visit to the US in the last seven months after he met Vice President Kamala Harris in September 2022.
According to Akande, “The Vice President’s lecture on Monday will be themed around Climate Change and a Just Transition and is hosted by the University’s Center for Africana Studies.
“Besides the lecture, the VP will also participate in an interactive session with students and faculty coordinated by Prof. Wale Adebanwi, Presidential Penn Compact Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.”
“Prof. Osinbajo, a leading voice and strong advocate for a Just Energy Transition for Africa and the developing world, is currently spearheading efforts aimed at creating the African Carbon Market as one of the pathways of a just and sustainable transition,” the statement also read.
UPenn which is one of the eight private universities known as the Ivy League in the United States was initially established in 1740 as a charity school until it was transformed into an academy in 1751 by Benjamin Franklin.
The university’s Center for Africana Studies is a 2015 merger of the Afro-American Studies Program and the Center for the Study of Black Literature and Culture.
The Center is hosting the Vice President’s Special Lecture in partnership with other faculties of the University such as PennCarey Law, Perry World House, Wharton Business School, Coalition for Equity and Opportunity and Perelman School of Medicine.
Osinbajo is expected back in Abuja right after his engagements in Philadelphia at the University.