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Buhari Arrives London For Education Summit, Holds Talks With British Prime Minister

President Muhammadu Buhari is now in London, the United Kingdom (UK), where he will participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021 to 2025.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president’s aircraft arrived at the Stansted International Airport, London at about 11:20 p.m. (local time).

NAN also reports that an earlier statement by the President’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the summit would be co-hosted by the Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson, and the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.

According to him, the summit will bring together Heads of State and Government as well as officials and youth leaders, and provide a platform for partners to chart a way forward toward transforming education systems 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,’’ Mr Adesina stated.

He said the Nigerian leader would also hold a bilateral meeting with the British prime minister.

After the summit, Mr Adesina said, Mr Buhari will spend a few days to keep a scheduled medical appointment.

“He is due back by second week of August 2021,’’ the president’s spokesman said.

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