The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday met with former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair.

Professor Osinbajo received the former British PM who led a delegation from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The meeting, which lasted over 30 minutes, was said to have held behind closed doors.

Similarly, State House correspondents were not allowed to speak to Mr Blair at the end of the discussion.

But a tweet from the government disclosed that the institute, as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, would be supporting the Delivery Unit in the Presidency regarding some critical sectors of the nation’s economy.

*Vice President @ProfOsinbajo, received delegations from @InstituteGCfor Global Change led by former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Mr Tony Blair, held at the State House, Abuja.#AsoVillaTodaypic.twitter.com/GkRG4Mn5Pk

— Government of Nigeria (@AsoRock) April 5, 2019

Blair last visited Nigeria in 2017, when he met with Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, and pledged to support state governments in Nigeria to deliver good governance to the people.

Prior to his visit in 2017, he had met with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum after the general elections in 2015.


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