President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday (at present) journey to London, United Kingdom to take part within the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025, the presidency stated in an announcement.
According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, 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”.
Adesina stated the summit can be co-hosted by Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister, and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.
He added that the President may also spend some days for an earlier scheduled medical follow-up.
“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,” Adesina stated.
This comes a number of days after SaharaReporters uncovered how the go to was deliberate ‘secretly’ to keep away from rampage or any “embarrassing protest” towards the Nigerian President in London.
“President Buhari is leaving for the UK tomorrow or Saturday for a 4-day programme. The secret trip has not been announced yet to avoid rampage against him in London. Recall how his last trip attracted protests in London,” a presidential supply had advised SaharaReporters.
Buhari and members of his household routinely journey to the UK for medical therapy amidst the inadequate and poorly outfitted hospitals within the oil-rich nation.
In March, the Nigerian chief went to the UK for what the Presidency described as a “routine” check-up.
The journey sparked off an argument because it coincided with the strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).
To specific their displeasure on the medical journey, some Nigerians stormed the Abuja House in London the place the President lodged, asking him to return to the nation.
Since he assumed workplace on May 29, 2015, Buhari has launched into medical journeys overseas not less than 5 occasions, overlaying a interval of no fewer than 160 days of the six years he has been in energy.
The following is a timeline of the President’s journeys for medical therapy: between February 5 and 10, 2016, the President took a six-day trip within the United Kingdom, saying that his medical doctors lived in England.
Between June 6 and 19, 2016, Buhari went on a 10-day medical journey to England for an ear an infection surgical procedure. He prolonged his journey by three days to relaxation.
On January 19, 2017, the President was again in London once more on a medical trip.
On February 5, 2017, he wrote to the National Assembly, looking for an extension of his London medical go away. Later on March 10, 2017, Buhari returned to Nigeria however did not resume work instantly at Aso Villa.
The Presidency had claimed that “he was working from home.”
On May 7, 2017, Buhari launched into a visit to London for one more medical trip. He returned after 104 days – the longest he had stayed exterior the nation.
On August 19, 2017, Buhari returned to Nigeria, and it took him some time to renew work as a result of rats had purportedly broken furnishings in his workplace.
The Presidency, due to this fact, introduced that he can be working from residence.
On May 8, 2018, Buhari went to London for a four-day “medical review.”
On April 26, 2019, Buhari once more left for the UK on a 10-day non-public go to to hunt medical care. He got here again to the nation on May 5.
Also, from March 30 to April 6, 2021, the President launched into one other journey for a routine medical check-up in London.