26th July, 2021
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 (GPE) 2021-2025.
Buhari was initially scheduled to go to the UK last month, but called it off.
In a statement by media adviser, Femi Adesina, Buhari will spend a few days, after the education summit for an earlier scheduled medical check-up.
He is due back by 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 exchange of best practices.
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.
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.