H.E. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and H.E. Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, met in Abuja on 13 February 2022.

(Source: European Commission)

The Vice-Presidents agreed to work together on a renewed Nigeria-EU partnership and shared their expectations for a successful EU-AU Summit in Brussels on 17-18 February. They welcomed the announcement by President von der Leyen of a Global Gateway Africa-Europe Investment Package worth €150 billion.

In that context Executive Vice-President Vestager announced an EU-Nigeria Digital Economy Package of at least €820 million until 2024. The package will help enhance secure connectivity, digitalise public services, support entrepreneurship and build digital skills, while developing a human-centric, democratic governance framework for technology.

The Vice-Presidents also acknowledged the importance of the energy relationship between Nigeria and the EU and agreed  to explore all options for increased supply of Liquified Natural Gas from Nigeria to the EU. A technical meeting will be convened shortly.

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