VP Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Queen Elizabeth II funeral in London 

By Cyril Okonkwo, Abuja

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Nigeria’s Vice President, Profess Yemi Osinbajo will be representing Nigeria at a number of events on Sunday and on Monday, during the State funeral for the late Queen Elizabeth ll of the United Kingdom.

Prof. Osinbajo would depart Abuja on Saturday and would join members of the Royal Family, world leaders – including members of the Commonwealth, Heads of State, Governors-General, Prime Ministers, and foreign royal families, at the ceremonies, including the funeral service scheduled to hold in Westminster Abbey on Monday.

A statement from the Office of the Vice President said; “Ahead of the service, Professor Osinbajo will be among guests and dignitaries to be received by King Charles lll and Queen Consort Camilla, at a reception in Buckingham Palace on Sunday.

“Earlier on that day, the VP will hold a bilateral meeting with the UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly.”

Queen Elizabeth ll was the Head of the Commonwealth and the longest serving British monarch.

She passed on at the age of 96, on the 8th of September this year in the Balmoral Castle, Scotland.

Vice President Osinbajo would return to Nigeria after the Monday’s State Funeral.

These were made known in a statement issued by the Spokesman of the Vice President, Laolu Akande on Saturday.

 

 

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