BUHARI FLIES TO LONDON FOR MEDICALS & SUMMIT

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President Muhammadu Buhari is set to embark on a medical trip to London, United Kingdom, today Monday, July 26.

The president will also participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025, which will take place on July 28 and 29, 2021.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Monday by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina.

According to the statement, the President will stay back for a few days after the end of the education submit in order to go for his routine medical check-up which was postponed in June.

Recall that Adesina had initially disclosed that Buhari will go for his routine medical check-up in London on June 25, but was postponed due to undisclosed reasons.

Meanwhile, the President is now set to jet out of Abuja to London to attend the education submit and also go for his medical check-up.

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.

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.

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

“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.

“President Buhari will also hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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, 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.”

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