Nigeria's Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, spent some time on his visit to the USA with investors and leaders from America's technology and entertainment sectors discussing collaboration and opportunities in Nigeria. The Vice President was joined during the interactions by a Nigerian delegation that included Industry, Trade & Investment Minister Dr Okey Enelamah and others.
Silcon Valley was represented by 20 technology investors, including Tim Kendall who has worked with both Facebook and Pinterest, who interacted with the Nigerian delegation. This came on the back of Professor Osinbajo meeting with Sundar Pichai, CEO at Google, to discuss digital content and Internet access for the next billion.
From Silicon Valley, the investment summit with Nigeria's Vuce President was also attended by representatives of StreetEdge Capital, a Bay Area, California multi-billion dollar family partnership with a global footprint including holdings in the US, India and Afrika.
Professor Osinbajo also explained when in Hollywood that Nigeria is determined to ensure regulations to stimulate the growth of the western Afrikan country’s entertainment and creative industries, including the protection of Intellectual Property and investment guarantees will be worked on.
To add to his tour, Professor Osinbajo also visited the headquarters of LinkedIn where he held a meeting with the Co-founder of LinkedIn, Allen Blue, and other senior executives of the company at its headquarters in California. The Vice President later also featured as the Special Guest at the firm's Fireside Chat with a packed full room of Nigerians in Diaspora, which was also streamed live to a global audience.