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Osinbajo To Deliver Anti-Terrorism Lecture At Harvard
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is expected to deliver an anti-terrorism lecture: “Destroying Boko Haram and the Rebuilding of Nigeria’s North-East”, at a seminar which will hold at the Harvard University, Boston, in the U.S. on Thursday.
This was made known in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande.
Osinbajo was invited by the university to talk to a gathering of intellectuals at a Seminar titled ‘Nigeria in the World’ which is hosted by the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs.
Akande said that the seminar will serve as a forum for scholars, researchers, policy makers, and professionals to reflect on critical issues pertaining to Nigeria’s relations with the world by focusing on strategic issues of security.
He added that the major focus of the seminar would be on regional stability, economic development, interreligious relations, health policy, human rights, justice and gender, while its overall goal is to bring Nigeria into dialogue with world issues.
Osinbajo’s lecture is expected to highlight the progress made by the Buhari presidency in degrading Boko Haram resulting in the freedom of thousands of Nigerians in Boko Haram captivity, including some of the abducted Chibok girls.
Aknde added that the lecture will be a clarion call for a more concerted global action against terrorism and an increasingly effective international collaboration regarding the humanitarian crisis in the North-East.
“While in Harvard, the vice president will be received by top officials of the university and will also visit the Divinity School and the African Studies Centre,” the Vice President’s spokesman stated.
He added that Osinbajo will on Friday participate in a town hall event in Houston, Texas, and also a business conference organised by U.S.-based Nigerians on infrastructure development issues.
It said he will round off the visit in Houston by attending an evening gala to honour high flying U.S.-based Nigerians.
“The Vice President who left Abuja on Wednesday after attending the Federal Executive Council meeting and the inauguration of the Presidential Committee on the Northeast Initiative is expected back on Sunday,” Akande said.