USA: Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Visits Silicon Valley

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at Google headquarter in Mountain View, California.

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Nigerian Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is in California, headlining a number of investment forums in the San Francisco and Los Angeles, in his continued efforts to promote technology innovation and entertainment industries interest in Nigeria.

During his fireside chat held with LinkedIn co-founder Allen Blue, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo assured attendees that Nigeria is open for business.

VP Osinbajo with senior executives of Google CEO, Sundar Pichai

Earlier in the day, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited Google where he was received by top executives, led by CEO Sundar Pichai, at the firm’s headquarters.

VP Osinbajo in a meeting with senior executives of Google led by its CEO Sundar Pichai, at the firm’s headquarter.

“We may not have the kind of classrooms as we have today considering the growth rate of Nigeria’s population, so technology may become the way out to take education and learning forward.’’

Talking about how to draw and retain talents for technology, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said that naturally “talent will follow the money.”

He adds that the right environment also has to be created, providing infrastructure support to the entrepreneurs and businesses “We are thinking of how to partner more with technology companies’’ and he referred to NPower program in Nigeria with 200,000 beneficiaries and the opportunities for digital training for a large number of people.

Commending the opportunities in agriculture, he said: “Quite a few people are looking in the direction of agriculture like a big Mexican farmer in Nigeria who has found a great market in the country making more money selling in the domestic market.’’

Here is a full video of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo fireside interview at Linkedin;