Buhari Arrives UK for Summit, Holds Crucial Talks with British Prime Minister

Buhari Arrives UK for Summit, Holds Crucial Talks with British Prime Minister

  • President Muhammadu Buhari will be participating in the Global Education Summit taking place in London, United Kingdom
  • Apart from the education summit, the Nigerian leader would hold a bilateral meeting with the prime minister of the UK, Boris Johnson
  • The event which is co-hosted by the British prime minister and the president of Kenya will be attended by heads of state and government

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Ahead of the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night, July 26, arrived in London, the United Kingdom.

Premium Times citing the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stated that the president’s aircraft landed at the Stansted International Airport, London at about 11:20 p.m.

Buhari arrives UK for summit
President Muhammadu Buhari arrives in the United Kingdom to participate in the Global Education Summit. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
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The special adviser to the president on media publicity, Femi Adesina, also confirmed Buhari's arrival in a statement issued via Facebook.

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Adesina shared photos of the Nigerian leader being welcomed by Nigeria high commissioner to London Amb. Sarafa Ishola, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Sussex Mrs. Jennifer Tolhurst and David Pearey.

President Buhari who was accompanied by the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and some other officials will hold a bilateral meeting with the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

He is expected to return to Nigeria by the second week of August 2021.

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President Buhari signs N982bn supplementary 2021 budget

Earlier, Buhari signed a supplementary budget of N982.7 billion for 2021 to address urgent security and COVID-19 needs of the nation.

The action by the president was his last official assignment before embarking on a trip to London.

A statement sent to Legit.ng by the presidential spokesman noted that the president signed the Supplementary Appropriation Act, 2021, in his office at the State House in the presence of senior government officials.

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Governor Matawalle backs Buhari's efforts to end insecurity

In another news, Bello Matawalle, the governor of Zamfara state, expressed confidence in the assurances made by Buhari to end insecurity in the northern parts of the country.

Matawalle in a statement he personally signed in Sokoto on Friday, July 23, said northern governors are committed to supporting the president’s efforts to end security challenges in the country.

He appealed to leaders to rub minds toward finding solutions and developmental path of progress of the nation.

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