Tinubu to arrive Lagos from London Tuesday

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Abuja, June 26, 2023 – President Bola Tinubu is to return from London to Nigeria on Tuesday, June 27.

Tinubu left France on Saturday for London after the end of the Global Financial Pact summit on a private visit.

A source close to the Presidency confirmed this development,  adding that the president would be in Lagos for the Sallah celebrations.

The president was earlier scheduled to return back to Abuja from France on Saturday, June 24.

The change in the president’s itinerary was announced by Dele Alake, a Special Adviser to the President on Communications and Strategy, in a statement on Saturday, June 24.

Alake in the statement said: ”President Bola Tinubu on Friday concluded his official trip to Paris, France, during which he had an outstanding participation in a summit for ‘A New Global Financing Pact’ hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron.

‘’Aside participating in the summit 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.’ (GBN)

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