Buhari departs London for Education Summit, holds bilateral talks with PM Johnson

Buhari departs London for Education Summit, holds bilateral talks with PM Johnson

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday, July 26, depart Abuja for UK to participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021 to 2025.

The President’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, who confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Monday, 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 stakeholders and youth leaders, and provide a platform for partners to chart a way forward towards transforming education systems in partner countries, through an 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,’’ Adesina stated.

He revealed that Buhari would also hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

He said: “After the Summit, President Buhari will spend a few days; for an earlier scheduled medical check-up.

“He is due back by the second week of August 2021.’’

Meanwhile, Tunde Bakare, the founder of Citadel Global Community Church (formerly Latter Rain Assembly), has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari; for clamping down on secessionist leaders, Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu.

The cleric made this assertion during his sermon on Sunday, July 25, 2021, while noting that Buhari is spending so much energy on Igboho and Kanu, who are not Nigeria’s problems.

He, therefore, maintained that the country must restructure and no one can stop it.

“I don’t support any act of violence, taking up arms against the country and killing people. Those are in the realm of criminality and anybody doing that must be brought to book,” Tunde Bakare said amid prayers and declarations.

“However, we must realise that what has given rise to the agitation is lack of justice and equity. When there is justice, when there is equity, agitation will die down.

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“How can you be expending so much energy on Igboho and KanuIgboho and Kanu are not Nigeria’s problems.

“Nigeria must restructure and no one can stop that,” Tunde Bakare stated.

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