Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday left for Italy to attend the ongoing Group of Seven (G7) summit in the country.
Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s spokesman, made this known in the early hours of Saturday. He said Osinbajo was invited to the summit to represent Nigeria.
The Nigerian presidential line of succession is the set order of Nigerian government officials who may become or act as President of Nigeria if the incumbent president becomes incapacitated, dies, resigns, or is removed from office. The line of succession is set out in the Nigerian Constitution and follows the order of the Vice President and Senate President.
With the vice president away, senate president is now the leader currently in Nigeria.
The 43rd G7 summit is currently being held in Taormina, Italy. The summit, which started on Friday, is to last for just two days.
G7 is made up of leaders from the group of leading industrial nations. It consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US, while the EU also has representatives.
The group meets annually to discuss a wide range of issues, including global economy, security and energy.