President Muhammadu Buhari Pays Condolence Visit to UK High Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari Pays Condolence Visit to UK High Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari Pays Condolence Visit to UK High Commission: Nigeria’s President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Saturday paid a condolence visit to the United Kingdom High Commission in Abuja over the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Buhari was represented on the visit by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, received Mustapha.

President Muhammadu Buhari had sent a heartfelt condolence message to the royal family.

In his condolence message, the President said “My family and I, and the more than 200 million Nigerians have learned with immense sadness of the passing of the Queen and the end of her unique and wonderful 70 year reign. Her late Majesty was the only British Sovereign known to 90 percent of our population.

“Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom and the entire Commonwealth as we join the entire world in mourning her loss.

“The story of modern Nigeria will never be complete without a chapter on Queen Elizabeth ll, a towering global personality and an outstanding leader. She dedicated her life to making her nation, the Commonwealth and the entire world a better place.”

Buhari also welcomed the heir to the throne, King Charles III saying, “Your Majesty’s ascension to the throne in line with tradition and prays King Charles the Third’s reign will witness the continuing robust and sisterly relations between our two nations.”

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