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Osinbajo To Represent President Buhari At Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral

by Yvonne ONUAH

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will in place of President Muhammadu Buhari, represent Nigeria at the State funeral for England’s late Queen Elizabeth ll.

The Royal family of the late British Queen Elizabeth II has invited over 500 heads of state and other foreign dignitaries across the world for the funeral of the late monarch.

A number of events would be held on Sunday through Monday in the UK as the Queen would be finally laid to rest.

A statement issued on Saturday (today) by Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande reads: “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 96 on the 8th of September this year at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The Vice President will return to Nigeria after Monday’s State Funeral.”

In honour of the events, Osinbajo will depart Abuja on Saturday to join world leaders including members of the Commonwealth, Heads of State, Governors-General, Prime Ministers, and foreign royal families to sympathize with members of the England Royal Family.

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