JUST IN: Osinbajo jets out to US

Vice – President Yemi Osinbajo is visiting the United States of America , according to a statement released by the Presidency in Abuja.

He left Abuja on Saturday.
The statement , which was signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity , Mr Laolu Akande , reads, “ 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 . ”