Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the early hours of Sunday arrived in the United States of America.
Nigeria’s number two citizen is set to meet US Vice President Mike Pence during his visit.
Osinbajo and his team arrived the Sheltair wing of the John F. Kennedy International Aiport at 12.38 a.m. local time (5:38 a.m.) and was received by the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S., Sylvanus Nsofor.
Other Nigerian officials of the country’s missions with Nsofor included Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Amb. Tijani Mohammad-Bande; and the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Ben Okoyen.
The Senior Special Assistant to Osinbajo on media, Laolu Akande, had in a statement on Saturday said: “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will be visiting the United States where he will be meeting with his US counterpart, Mr Mike Pence, and other key groups and interests in the country.
“Ahead of his meeting with the US Vice-President in Washington D.C on Wednesday, Prof Osinbajo will be meeting with the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday in New York.
“In his meeting with his American counterpart, VP 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 Vice-President leaves for US this afternoon and is expected back in Abuja on Thursday.”