BREAKING: Buhari travels to London for Education Summit, medical check-up



President Muhammadu Buhari will today Monday July 26, 2021, travel to the United Kingdom to participate in the Global Summit on Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025.

Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity),Mr. Femi Adesina disclosed this in a press release Monday morning.

According to Adesina, 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 as well as stakeholders and youth leaders, and provide a platform for partners to chart a way towards transforming systems in partner countries, through exchange of best practices.

“It will also offer the opportunity for leaders 5-year pledges to support GPE’s work to help transform systems in up to 90 countries and territories,” Nigeria’s presidential spokesman said.

Deliberations at the Summit will,according to the press release, focus on: The Power of Education –A Conversation between Global Champions; Transforming for Girls; for Impact and Recovery and; What Now? Priorities for Transforming in the Coming Five Years, among others.

President Buhari will also hold a bilateral with Prime Minister Boris Johnson,Adesina said.

The Presidential Spokesman also revealed that “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.”

The President will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) and Director General of National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

It could be recalled that Buhari recently suspended a medical trip to the UK.