President Muhammadu Buhari will today, ,July 26, 2021, travel to the United Kingdom to participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025 and thereafter see his doctors for an earlier scheduled appointment.
Buhari, according to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, will be accompanied by the 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, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar..
The Summit, being co-hosted by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, and Kenyan President, 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. There is no public agenda for the bi-lateral talks but it was learnt the Nnamidi Kanu and the general state of insecurity in Nigeria are topmost on discussion list.
“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.” It is becoming a usual now for President Buhari to always use the excuse of official foreign trips to see his Doctors in UK.
Patmos Media Line had reported that Buhari was to sneak out of Nigeria to London last Friday to avoid embarrassing protests of especially the agitators in IPOB and the Yoruba nation.