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VP Osinbanjo to deliver Harvard’s historic ‘Africa Rising’ lecture in the U.S


Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo is presently in the U.S. to deliver a lecture at the Harvard University, Boston, U.S. on ‘Africa Rising’ course at Harvard Business School.

He would also engage in various marathon meetings at the Ivy League school.

The University described the lecture as an historic event as this would be the first time that a course focused on Africa would be offered at Harvard Business School.

Harvard, however noted while extending its invitation to Osinbanjo, that it deeply admires the immense growth and development that Nigeria had made under the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Harvard specifically noted the work of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, with the Vice President as chairman.

The Institution said “ It is of great honour to us that you accepted our invitation, and we also laud the rapid 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.’

During the lecture, Osinbanjo is expected to highlight the progress made the present government in improving the economic situation and investment climate of the country.

The Vice President had in recent time lectured at the university’s “Nigeria in the World” seminar also at the invitation of the university.

Osinbanjo spoke on “Destroying Boko Haram and the Rebuilding of Nigeria’s North-East.”

While at Harvard, he would hold meeting with Margot Gill, the Harvard University Marshall and Prof. Emmauel Akyeampong and the Centre for African Studies Affiliates at Centre for African Studies at the university.

He also would have lunch with the Harvard Law School Students and Faculty at the Harvard Law School.

The vice president would then hold meeting with Prof. David Wilkins and tour the Centre on the Legal Profession and Nitin Nohira, Dean, Harvard Business School at the university.

Osinbanjo would later have dinner with MBA students, Harvard Business Faculty and Harvard Business School Alumni from Africa.