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Buhari jets out to London for education summit, medical check-up

By Terhemba Daka, Abuja
26 July 2021   |   9:18 am
President Muhammadu Buhari Monday will travel to the United Kingdom to participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025. Femi Adesina, President Buhari's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, explained that the Summit, which will be co-hosted by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, and the…

[FILES]President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja to London for routine medical check-up on March 30, 2021. Photo: TWITTER/NIGERIAGOV

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday will travel to the United Kingdom to participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025.

Femi Adesina, President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, explained that 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 the 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,” Adeshina said.

“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.”

Adeshina further explained that 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.

The statement said the president who is expected back by the second week of August 2021 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.