Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has arrived in Canada for a three-day state visit to Ottawa, the Canadian capital.
This would be the first high-level visit by a Nigerian leader to Canada since 2000 when President Olusegun Obasanjo visited the North American nation.
The visit will hope to deepen diplomatic ties between Nigeria and Canada as Prof. Osinbajo will meet the Canadian Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, other top parliamentarians and members of the Canadian government in Ottawa tomorrow.
“During the 3-day visit, issues and events around educational collaboration, technology, creative industry and climate justice among others would also feature.
Nigeria and Canada have over the years maintained cordial bilateral relationships.
Nigeria is Canada’s largest trading partner in Africa and both countries also have a Bi-National Commission, the only one of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa.
While in Canada, the Vice President will also meet with the leadership of the Nigerian community, including from Nollywood artists based in the country and notable Canadian government officials with Nigerian origins.
He will also meet with representatives of the Canadian business community and investors especially from the creative industry and technology sector.”
The Vice President is expected back in Abuja later in the week.