Buhari Leaves Nigeria

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    The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari plans to leave Abuja today for London.

    This was made known in a statement by his media adviser, Femi Adesina, stating that the President was initially scheduled to go the UK last month but called it off.

    Adding to this, Adesina noted that Buhari needs to participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025.

    In furtherance, the media adviser added that the President will spend a few days, after the education summit for an earlier scheduled medical check-up which is due back by second week of August, 2021.

    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.

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    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.

    However, Buhari 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.

    It will also provide a platform for partners to chart a way forward towards transforming education systems in partner countries, through exchange of best practices.

    It will, therefore, 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.

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