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26.07.2021 news Buhari Jets out to London for Summit, Medical Checkup

Published 26th Jul, 2021

By Damilola Adeyera

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President on Monday, will travel to London on Monday for a summit and a medical checkup, Femi Adesina, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, had disclosed.

According to Adesina, the President will participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025, and will also use the opportunity to hold a bilateral meeting with Boris Johnson, Prime Minsiter of United Kingdom.

“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,” Adesina said.

“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.”

On the President’s entourage are 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.

Published 26th Jul, 2021

By Damilola Adeyera

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