Osinbajo, Facebook to hold informal chat on Friday

Osinbajo, Facebook to hold informal chat on Friday

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Facebook’s Vice President, Policy and Communication, Nick Clegg, are set to hold a virtual informal chat on Facebook on Friday.

 

Facebook, in a statement issued on Thursday, said the chat would be held as part of its activities during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

 

The 75th session of UNGA started on Tuesday and will end on Sept. 22.

 

Facebook said that the event, which would be moderated by Omowale David-Ashiru, Vice President, Global Operations, Andela, would explore the growth of digital economy in Nigeria.

 

According to the statement, the session will also highlight Facebook’s role in the economic development of the sub-Saharan Africa.

 

“As the Chairperson of Nigeria’s Economic Sustainability Committee, Vice President Osinbajo will highlight the importance of digital technologies, innovation hubs and private equity funding in ensuring economic growth and development in the country,” it said.

 

The session would also provide a platform for Osinbajo to share further insight into Nigeria’s Post-COVID Economic Recovery Plan (ERP), Facebook said.

 

The company said that the 45-minute virtual event would be streamed on Facebook Live.

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