President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday travel to London, the United Kingdom’s capital, to attend an education summit, as well as visit his doctors for a medical check-up.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Monday.
According to the Presidency, President Buhari will participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025, which will be co-hosted by Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister, and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.
“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.
“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,” the statement read.
The Presidency also disclosed that President Buhari will also hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
After the summit, the president is expected to “spend a few days for an earlier scheduled medical check-up”, the statement noted.
President Buhari will be accompanied on the trip by Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education; Babagana Monguno, National Security Adviser; and Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, director-general of National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
He is due to be back in Nigeria by the second week of August.