ABUJA, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will boycott the World Economic Forum’s Africa summit in South Africa over riots in the host country that have targeted foreign-owned businesses, Nigeria’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.
“Clearly with this climate, he and Mr. President have agreed that he should not go,” Foreign Minister Onyeama told a news briefing.
Summit organisers confirmed Osinbajo will not attend the Cape Town conference, which started on Wednesday.
Reporting by Felix Onuah in Abuja and Alexander Winning in
Cape Town; ; editing by John Stonestreet