After postponing his earlier trip, president Muhammadu Buhari will later today travel to London for his medical check up and also participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025.
According to Femi Adesina, the president will first attend the summit, and later the president is expected to “spend a few days for an earlier scheduled medical check-up”.
The summit will be co-hosted by Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister, and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.
Several heads of state and government, as well as stakeholders and youth leaders, will participate in the summit.
Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, in a statement released on Monday, said the summit will “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,” the statement reads.
“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.”
Travelling alongside President Buhari are 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).