Ex-vp Osinbajo Bags New Appointment

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Climate Action Platform for Africa (CAP-A) has announced Yemi Osinbajo, former vice-president of Nigeria, as chair of its board of directors.

In a statement on Tuesday, the organisation — which aims to unlock Africa’s potential as a global hub for climate action — said Osinbajo’s appointment is with immediate effect.

“The Climate Action Platform for Africa (CAP-A) warmly welcomes H.E. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN to the Board of Directors as Chair, with immediate effect,” the statement reads.

James Mwangi, CAP-A founder, said Osinbajo’s experience and passion will be invaluable to the organisation’s mission.

“We are deeply honored to have Prof Osinbajo join the CAP-A Board of Directors as Chair to assist with the next phase of our growth and our mission of unlocking Africa’s potential as a global hub for climate action,” Mwangi said.

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“His vast experience and passion for transforming African countries economies in harmony with climatic needs, will be invaluable to CAP-A’s mission, especially coming out of the inaugural Africa Climate Summit that made a strong push for accelerated climate action.”

Responding, Osinbajo said: “Since the recent founding of CAP-A, I have witnessed their work in shifting the global and continental narrative from Africa being a victim of the climate crisis to holding the key to accelerating global climate action.

“I’m honored to join the Board of Directors as Chair in support of CAP-A’s teams and programs across the continent, and in realizing Africa’s economic development through Climate Positive Growth.”

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In a statement on his official X page, Osinbajo said he is “truly excited to drive climate action across Africa alongside an incredible team”.

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