Osinbajo attends G7 summit in Italy

Osinbajo attends G7 summit in Italy
May 27 20:53 2017

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday joined some world leaders for the G7 Summit holding in Sicily, Italy.

Osinbajo who left the country in the early hours of Saturday is expected back later in the day.

His spokesman, Laolu Akande, confirmed Osinbajo’s trip on his Twitter handle.

Akande said the Acting President attended the summit based on an invitation extended to him.

“Acting President Osinbajo invited to ongoing G7 summit in Italy to represent Nigeria, leaves this morning and is expected back later in the evening today,” Akande wrote.

G7 member states are the most industrialized countries in the world. They jointly possess an estimated 46 percent of the entire global wealth.

They are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States and the European Union.

Other guests invited include Hailemariam Desailegn of Ethiopia, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Beji Essebsi of Tunisia.

The 43rd G7 summit is the first summit for British Prime Minister, Theresa May, French President, Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, and U.S. President, Donald Trump.