Friday, 9 October 2015

Osinbajo Departs Nigeria For South Africa On A Special Mission

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s vice president departed for Pretoria, South Africa in the early hours of Friday, October 9.

A statement issued by Laolu Akande, the vice president’s senior media aide stated that the nations second-in-command will be away for three-days.

According to the statement, Osinbajo will participate in a number of events which include the commissioning of the consular building of the Nigeria High Commission in Pretoria among others.

He will also attend programmes at the House of Revival Church in Brakpan and pay a courtesy call on his South African counterpart, Mr. Cyril Rhamaphosa.

The vice president will hold an interactive session with the Nigerian community in South Africa before returning to Abuja on Sunday, October 11.

In another development, Osinbajo has urged Nigerians to prepare for an imminent increase in electricity tariffs.

The statement was made when the Vice President spoke at a meeting with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) on Thursday, October 8.
He said it is not possible to keep the tariffs at the current level and expect optimal services.

The second-in-command went on to clarify that for Nigeria to attain the desired change which it longs for in the power sector, then a change in tariffs is inevitable.