President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja today for London to see his doctors and participate in the global education summit on financing global partnership for education 2021-2025, a statement by his aide said.
Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina in a release on Monday said the president is expected to return to Nigeria by the second week of August 2021.
“President Muhammadu Buhari will today Monday, July 26, 2021, travel to the United Kingdom to participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025,” Mr Adesina said.
“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, and provide a platform for partners to chart a way forward towards transforming education systems in partner countries, through exchange of best practices.
“It will also 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. After the Summit, the President will spend a few days for an earlier scheduled medical check-up. He is due back by second week of August, 2021.”
Adesina said those to make up the president’s entourage include minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba; national security adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd); and director-general of National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar.