President Tinubu, who was initially scheduled to be back in Abuja on Saturday, will now proceed to London, United Kingdom, for a short private visit.
By Ajayi Adebisi:
President Bola Tinubu, who attended the ‘A New Global Financing Pact’ summit in Paris, France, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, has now traveled to London, United Kingdom. This comes after the initial plan for President Tinubu to return to Nigeria on Saturday, June 24.
However, the presidential spokesperson stated that President Tinubu will extend his stay to London for a brief private visit before returning to Nigeria in time for the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir festival.
The statement read: “Aside his participation at the event where he represented Nigeria well, President Tinubu also held high-profile sideline meetings with fellow heads of state and government, global business leaders and chief executives of leading multilateral and development finance institutions from around the world.
“The summit afforded the President the opportunity of projecting, on a global stage, his advocacy for widening the fiscal space, economic justice for Africa as the world accelerates the pace of energy transition, and the urgency of addressing the pressing issues of poverty and climate change.
“President Tinubu, who was initially scheduled to be back in Abuja on Saturday, will now proceed to London, United Kingdom, for a short private visit.
“The President will be back in the country in time for the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir festival.”