THE Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has departed Abuja today for a three-day high-level visit to Canada for the first time in twenty years, since his last visit when the Olusegun Obasanjo, the then President visited Canada.
The visit is expected to strengthen the diplomatic bonds between Nigeria and the North-American nation.
Prof. Osinbajo is expected to meet the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, Chrystia Freeland and other high-ranking parliamentarians of the Canadian parliament as well as other members of the Canadian government in Ottawa, the capital of Canada.
Also, the vice president is scheduled to have discussions on issues bothering educational and technological collaboration as well as issues around the creative industry.
Prof Osinbajo is also billed to give a public lecture at Queen’s University in Kingston the during the three-day visit on Wednesday.
Before the public lecture presentation at Queen’s University, Prof. Osinbajo will be welcomed at the Carleton University in Ontario.
The university has been significant in educational collaboration with most institutions in Nigeria especially with its present efforts to strengthen the mutual bonds on issues bothering research and curriculum development.
Meanwhile, VP Osinbajo will meet with Nigerians in diaspora as well as Nigerians occupying notable offices in the Canadian government.
VP Osinbajo is expected to return to the country later in the week.