Vice President Osinbajo To Speak At Harvard University On Business Course Titled “Africa Rising”


Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has been invited by Harvard University, Boston, United States to deliver an inaugural, keynote lecture at the University’s “Africa Rising” course at the Harvard Business School on January 16, 2018.

In the letter to the Vice President, the university noted how it deeply admired the immense progress the Nigeria has made under the Buhari led administration, including the work of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC).

“It would be the highest honour for us were you to accept our invitation as we deeply admire the immense progress that Nigeria has made during your tenure not only as the country’s Vice President, but also as Chairman of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council,” the university said.

“By all accounts, this Council has spearheaded crucial initiatives and we very much hope that you will speak to those, as well as to Nigeria’s rise in world economic rankings and the vast range of business initiatives that are ongoing in your country.”

The University further described the lecture as a historic moment as it would be the first time that an Africa-focused course will be offered at Harvard Business School.

According to the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, Prof. Osinbajo would during the lecture highlight the progress made by the Buhari administration in improving the country’s economy and investment climate.

In the latest World Bank Doing Business index, Nigeria climbed up 24 places and was placed on the list of 10 most reformed economies globally.




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