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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo left Abuja on Wednesday for the United States of America to seek worldwide alliances and support for Nigeria’s recently released Energy Transition Plan.

NewsReport that according to a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, Prof. Osinbajo would lead Nigeria’s Energy Transition Implementation Working Group on the US mission with meetings starting from September 1, 2022, to promote the plan and secure global support from the US government, the private sector, and other development partners.

The statement titled, ‘Osinbajo travels to United States, Nigeria’s energy transition plan on the Agenda,’ said the VP would meet US Vice President, Kamala Harris; US Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm; Secretary of Treasury, Janet Yellen, and President of World Bank Group, David Malpass, among others.

The Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan was officially launched on August 24, 2022, at a global virtual event.

The homegrown strategy was developed for the attainment of 2060 net-zero emissions seeks commitment in five critical sectors: Power, Cooking, Oil & Gas, Transport & Industry. Nigeria needs $410bn to deliver the Transition Plan by 2060.

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