Tinubu leaves France on private visit to London

President Bola Tinubu, after participating in the just-concluded summit for ‘A New Global Financing Pact’ in Paris, France, is heading to London, the United Kingdom (UK), on a private visit.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communication and Strategy, Mr Dele Alake, President Tinubu, who was initially scheduled to return to Abuja after the Paris events, will be arriving London on Saturday.

The statement assured the President would be back in Nigeria in time for the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

“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,” the statement reads .

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

“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.”