Buhari to depart Nigeria for London today
President Muhammadu Buhari will proceed to the United Kingdom today to participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025 as well as a scheduled medical check-up.
According to a statement by the special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina the President is due back by the second week of August 2021.
The Summit, which will be co-hosted by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, and the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, will bring together Heads of State and Government as well as stakeholders and youth leaders.
It will also provide a platform for partners to chart a way forward towards transforming education systems in partner countries, through the exchange of best practices.
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It will offer the opportunity for leaders to make 5-year pledges to support GPE’s work to help transform education systems in up to 90 countries and territories.
Deliberations at the Summit will focus on: The Power of Education –A Conversation between Global Champions; Transforming Education for Girls; Financing for Impact and Recovery and; What Now? Priorities for Transforming Education in the Coming Five Years, among others.
President Buhari will also hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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The President will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of State Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) and Director General of National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.
Buhari was initially scheduled to go to the UK last month, but called it off.