President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after an official trip to London.

While in London, the President attended the Global Education Summit in London, United Kingdom, during which he and other world leaders made firm commitment to increase funding of the education sector.

The Global Education summit, co-hosted by British prime minister, Mr Boris Johnson and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, successfully generated about four billion dollars out of the targeted five billion dollars for the transformation of the education sector in low income countries, including Nigeria.

President Buhari, who actively participated in the activities of the summit, appeared on a panel of discussants with a live audience alongside his counterparts from other African countries, including President Kenyatta, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, President Faure Eyadema of Togo, and President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi.

The summit focused on topical issues including Education’s Reset – Learning from Covid-19, Transforming the Child’s Learning Journey, Gender Equality In and Through Education; Ripple Effect – Education’s Impact on Sustainability and Financing for Impact – Volume, Equity, Efficiency.

At the summit, President Buhari pledged to increase the budget for the education sector in Nigeria by as much as 50 per cent over the next two years.

President Buhari also used the opportunity of the trip to also spend a few days for his medical check-up.


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