With economic growth of 0.55% in the second quarter of 2017 Nigeria seems headed out of its recession, the worst it has experienced in 25 years. Make no mistake, however. That is only recovery in a technical sense: a recession technically happens when Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in an economy is negative for two consecutive quarters
His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON
Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Professor Yemi Osinbajo is the Vice President of Nigeria, in office since 29th May 2015. He is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Professor of Law and until his inauguration as Vice President, a Senior Partner with SimmonsCooper Partners, a commercial law practice.
He was appointed Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in 1999 and reappointed for second term in 2003. During the period of his public service, he commenced the Lagos State Justice reform project. A prominent feature of that project was the establishment of the Directorate for Citizens’ Rights(DCR) which provides free legal services and legal representation to indigent citizens of the state. This initiative gave a voice to many who would otherwise not have a way to access their rights.
Prior to that appointment, professor Osinbajo was the Head of Public Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. Between 1988 and 1992, he was the special Adviser to the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Prof.Osinbajo is Co-founder & Board Member Convention of Business Integrity and the Justice Research Institute Ltd, and has authored several law books. In 2007, Prof, and his wife Oludolapo founded “The Orderly Society Trust”, a non-governmental organization that is dedicated to the promotion of Christian ethics and orderliness.
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will be delivering the keynote address at The Platform Nigeria.