The immediate past vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Climate Action for Africa (CAP-A) board of directors.
The CAP-A Founder James Mwangi made the appointment known in a statement issued via social media on Tuesday night, September 26, 2023.
He said; “We are deeply honoured 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.
“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,” he added.
Prof. Osinbajo said in response to his appointment, “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 honoured 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.”
In addition to serving eight years as Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Osinbajo previously served as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos state.
He attained the distinguished rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria as a lawyer.
He is also one of Nigeria’s leading legal experts and has served as Professor and Head of the Department of Public Law at the University of Lagos.
Recall that in July 2023, the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet appointed Osinbajo as Global Advisor to assist its mission of accelerating clean energy deployment in developing countries.