VP Shettima cancels US trip over faulty aircraft

Vice President Kashim Shettima has cancelled his visit to the 2024 US-Africa Business Summit in Dallas, Texas where he was billed to represent President Bola Tinubu.

The trip was cancelled due to a technical fault with his aircraft, forcing him to make a detour on the advice of the Presidential Air Fleet.

The US-Africa Business Summit is met to foster economic cooperation and explore investment opportunities between the United States and African Countries.

Presidency said in a statement that the Shettima had to make a detour and sent the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar to represent him, according to Leadership Newspaper online.

Stanley Nkwocha, Media aide to the Vice President, the Vice President will carry on with other national duties at home.

President Joseph Boakai of Liberia; President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi; President Joao Lourenço of Angola; President Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi of Botswana; President José Maria Neves of Cabo Verde, and Deputy Prime Minister Nthomeng Majara of Lesotho are among the African Heads of States that are expected to grace the summit.

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