Following an unexpected twist, Vice President Kashim Shettima, initially scheduled to represent President Bola Tinubu at the 2024 US-Africa Business Summit hosted by the Corporate Council on Africa, has been forced to make a detour.

In a statement issued on Monday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Stanley Nkwocha, it was revealed that a technical fault with the VP’s aircraft was responsible for the change in plans.

President Bola Tinubu would now be represented at the summit by Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs – while the Vice President continues to carry out other national duties.

The high-profile summit at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center is expected to bring together political and business leaders from across Africa, the United States, and other regions.

It would feature high-level dialogues, networking sessions and plenaries.

The summit is scheduled to hold from the 6th to the 9th of May, 2024