Nigeria’s vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has shelved his planned trip to India for a conference due to errors by the Protocol Department of the Presidency which didn’t bring to his notice the fact that Senate President Bukola Saraki would have to perform the functions of the president since both President and vice will be out of the country.
A presidency official commented on the situation:
“When the President and VP are out of town, the running of the country will fall automatically into the hands of the Senate President. We did not want the awkwardness that would come with that scenario.”
A 27-member team, including the Vice President and two Federal ministers, were to travel to India for a conference but due to conflicting schedules of vice president and president traveling to Equatorial Guinea, He decided to cancel it.