key highlights from the news:
- The Commonwealth Secretariat will host a Commonwealth Summit for Presidents and Heads of Government of Commonwealth countries on Friday, May 5, ahead of the coronation.
- President Buhari is expected to participate in the Commonwealth Summit, which will discuss the future of the Commonwealth and the role of the youth.
- The President will be accompanied by other senior government officials, including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will depart for London on Wednesday, May 3, to join other world leaders at the coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort of the United Kingdom, which is scheduled to hold on Saturday, May 6.
According to a press release from the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, the President’s trip to London is significant because the Commonwealth Summit presents a platform for discussing issues relevant to the development of Commonwealth countries. The press release added that President Buhari will seize the opportunity to meet with other world leaders and discuss issues of mutual interest to Nigeria and other Commonwealth countries.
The President will be accompanied by other high-ranking government officials, including the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj.-Gen Babagana Monguno (Rtd), the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, and the Chairperson/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
The visit presents an opportunity for President Buhari to strengthen Nigeria’s relationship with the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries while also promoting Nigeria’s interests in the global community.