Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is set to depart Abuja on Sunday for London, where he will deliver a public lecture at the annual Africa Week hosted by King’s College.

The lecture is part of a series of events that will explore how Africa can prosper in an increasingly complex world.

In a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, on Sunday, it was revealed that Osinbajo’s lecture will be hosted by the King’s College Africa Leadership Centre, where he will confer with top officials of the institution before delivering his speech.

The theme for this year’s King’s College Africa Week is “Changing Africa in a Shifting Global Landscape,” and the Vice President’s lecture is expected to focus on the question of how Africa can thrive in this changing environment.

“Africa Week is an annual celebration of research, education and outreach activities on Africa. It brings together academics, researchers and students offering an opportunity to hear from African scholars, leaders and thinkers.

“As a political and thought leader from Africa, Prof. Osinbajo’s lecture will focus on the question of how Africa can prosper in an increasingly complex world,” the statement read.


Osinbajo’s visit to London is the second in six months. In September 2022, the VP joined other world leaders in London to attended the funeral of the departed monarch Queen Elizabeth II.

He is expected back in the country later in the week.

As a political and thought leader from Africa, Osinbajo’s lecture is highly anticipated, and he is expected to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the discussion.

The Vice President has been actively involved in promoting economic growth and development in Africa, and his insights on the subject are highly valued.

The King’s College Africa Week is a platform for discussing the most pressing issues facing Africa today, and it brings together experts from around the world to engage in dialogue and debate.

Osinbajo’s lecture is expected to draw a large audience and generate lively discussion on the topic of Africa’s future in a rapidly changing world.