On the invitation of Harvard University, Boston, in the United States, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, delivered lecture at the university’s ‘Nigeria in the World’ seminar yesterday on Thursday October 27, 2016.
Prof Osinbajo will be talking on “Destroying Boko Haram & the Rebuilding of Nigeria’s Northeast.”
Besides highlighting the progress made by the Buhari presidency in degrading Boko Haram, resulting in the freedom of thousands of Nigerians previously held captive by the insurgents, including some of the abducted Chibok girls, Vice President Osinbajo’s lecture would be a clarion call for a more concerted global action against terrorism and an increasingly effective international collaboration regarding the humanitarian crisis in the Northeast.
Harvard’s ‘Nigeria in the World’ seminar, hosted by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs “serves as a forum for scholars, researchers, policy makers, and professionals to reflect on critical issues pertaining to Nigeria’s relations with the world by focusing on strategic issues of security, regional stability, economic development, interreligious relations, health policy, human rights, justice, and gender. Its overarching goal is to bring Nigeria into dialogue with world issues.”
While in Harvard, the VP would be received by top officials of the university and will also visit the Divinity School and the African Studies Center
Later in Houston, Texas, Prof Osinbajo would participate on Friday in a townhall event, and also a business conference organised by US-based Nigerians on Infrastructural development issues. He would round up the visit in Houston by attending in the evening a gala to honor high flying US-based Nigerians.
The Vice President left Abuja on Wednesday after attending the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting and the inauguration of the Presidential Committee on the Northeast Initiative, PCNI. He is expected back on Sunday.
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