Fact Check: Viral Post’s Claim That Nigerian President Tinubu Attending G20 Summit Without Any Invitation Is Fake

As India hosts the 18th G20 Summit in New Delhi, a post has gone viral on social media, claiming that President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, is attending the G20 summit without an invitation since Nigeria is not a G20 member.

The post reads: “Nigeria is NOT a member of G20…Tinubu was NOT invited to the summit
Why did he run there 4 days early? What is he running away from?#occupyAbuja #AllEyesOnTheJudiciary #OccupyNigeria #WeWillRevoltAgainstInjustice #G20Summit2023 #G20SummitDelhi #G20Summit)

Here’s the link to the above post.


NewsMobile fact-checked the post, and found it to be false.

Scanning the official website of the G20 Summit 2023, our team found that apart from the members of G20, leaders of nine other countries and multiple international organisations have been invited by India to attend the summit.

India has invited Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain and UAE for the G20 Summit.

Moreover, as per the official statement released by Nigeria on September 3, 2023, President Bola Tinubu was to attend the G20 Leaders’ Summit on the special invitation of PM Modi.

Thus, it is clear that viral post’s claim that Nigerian President Tinubu attending the G20 Summit without any invitation is fake.

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