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Buhari to attend King Charles coronation

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to depart for London, United Kingdom, later today to join other world leaders invited to attend the coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as the King and Queen Consort of Great Britain.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, indicated that the coronation would be taking place on Saturday, May 6.

Ahead of the coronation, the Commonwealth Secretariat will take advantage of the gathering of leaders in London to host a Commonwealth Summit for Presidents and Heads of Government of member-nations on Friday, May 5.

President Buhari is billed to participate in the Summit, which will deliberate on the Future of the Commonwealth and the Role of the Youth.

The President will be accompanied on the trip by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Rufai Abubakar; Chairperson, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, and other senior government officials.

Writing by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Tony Okerafor