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Shettima shelves US trip as presidential jet develops fault midair

Written by on May 7, 2024

Having experienced a setback, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar, will now represent President Bola Tinubu at the 2024 US-Africa Business Summit in Dallas, Texas, not Vice President Kashim Shettima, as announced earlier.

The Presidency revealed this in a statement signed by Shettima’s spokesperson, Mr. Stanley Nkwocha, saying the change in schedule i9s as a result of a technical fault discovered midair during the Vice President’s journey that forced the presidential air fleet to make a detour.

Although details of the particular aircraft the VP boarded was not stated, there are indications that the plane is the Gulfstream V aircraft often used by the Vice President.

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