For the first time in 22 years, Nigeria’s leadership departs to Canada to strengthen diplomatic tie


The Nigerian Government is visiting for the firt time in the last 22 years, Canada to strengthen dipkomatic tie between the two nations.

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Nigeria’s Vice-President disclosed the development as he jet out on Sunday.

“In a bid to deepen diplomatic ties between Nigeria and Canada, I will depart Abuja today on the first high level visit to Canada by a Nigerian leader since 2000, when then President Olusegun Obasanjo visited the North American nation,” Said Osinbajo.

“Kicking off the official 3-day visit tomorrow, I will meet with the Canadian Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, and other top parliamentarians and members of the Canadian government in Ottawa to discuss issues and events around educational collaboration, technology, creative industry and climate justice among others,” he added.

The Nigerian leader also will use the opportunity to meet with the leadership of the Nigerian community, including from Nollywood and notable Canadian government officials with Nigerian origin, after which he “will give a public lecture at the Queen’s University in Kingston on Wednesday,”

Nigeria and Canada have over the years maintained a cordial bilateral relationship, and by this visit, Osinbajo “hope for a further strengthening of the ideals that bind us together”