Nigeria’s President Buhari departs Nigeria for UK Education Summit, medical checkup


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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart Abuja for the UK to participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021 to 2025.

The Summit would be co-hosted by British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, presidential spokesman,Femi Adesina, said in a statement in Abuja on Monday.

The statement said that the summit 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.

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“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,’’ Adesina said.

The president’s spokesman further disclosed that the president would also hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and spend a few days for an earlier scheduled medical check-up.

He said: “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.’’

Adesina added that Buhari would be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of State Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, National Security Adviser, retired Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno and Director-General of National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.


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