Plane diverted as storm keeps Osinbajo away from Edo - NSF
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo missed the official opening of the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Edo State on Tuesday.
A heavy storm reported around the Benin airport forced his aircraft to make a detour.
Governor Godwin Obaseki confirmed the situation in his address at the ‘Edo 2020’ opening ceremony.
“His plane had to be diverted due to the bad weather”, NAN quoted him as saying.
Osinbajo was to stand in for President Muhammadu Buhari. The afternoon downpour delayed the commencement of the event.