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Ex-VP Osinbajo gets international appointment

The immediate past Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has been appointed Global Advisor to Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP), barely six weeks after leaving Aso Rock.

GEAPP was launched by The Rockefeller Foundation at COP26 in 2021 with the aim of promoting universal energy access and meeting critical climate goals. In addition to The Rockefeller Foundation, its initial funders are the IKEA Foundation and the Bezos Earth Fund.

Osinbajo disclosed this via his Twitter handle @ProfOsinbajo. He tweeted, “I am excited to announce that I have been appointed Global Advisor to Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet.

“Together, we will work to unlock capital flows into the clean energy sector and boost Africa’s share in the global carbon market. I am thrilled at the opportunity to work with Global Energy Alliance.”

Osinbajo in his tweet said the GEAPP in a short period had demonstrated a commitment to support developing countries’ shift to clean energy using models that ensure universal energy access as well as drive economic growth, generate jobs and sustainable livelihoods and meet urgent climate goals.

He thanked GEAPP for appointing him as a global advisor.

GEAPP is an alliance of philanthropy, local entrepreneurs, governments, and technology, policy, and financing partners.

The Alliance on its website stated that its common mission is to support developing countries’ shift to a clean energy, pro-growth model that ensures universal energy access, unlocking a new era of inclusive economic growth, while enabling the global community to meet critical climate goals during the next decade.

Christiana Alabi-Akande
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