Buhari flies to UK, begins six-day trip today

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will embark on a six-day trip to London on Friday (today), according to the State House.

He is to participate in the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit, while in London.

The summit opens on Monday, January 20, but Buhari will jet out of Abuja today.

Buhari is expected back in Nigeria on Thursday, next week.

It will be his first foreign trip this new year.

The Presidency, in a statement by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, explained that the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, would play host at the summit.

The statement read in part, “Apart from highlighting new perspectives on UK-Africa Partnership for prosperity, issues of Sustainable Finance and Infrastructure, Trade and Investment, Future African Growth Sectors and Clean Energy and Climate, are expected to dominate presentations and discussions during the Summit.

The Presidency listed those on Buhari’s entourage to include “Governors Yahaya Bello, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya and Okezie Ikpeazu of Kogi, Gombe and Abia states, respectively.”

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