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Osinbajo to represent Buhari at Queen Elizabeth's funeral
 
By: News Editor
Sat, 17 Sep 2022   ||   Nigeria, Abuja
 

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will on Saturday depart Abuja for London to represent Nigeria at the Royal events on Sunday and Monday, including the State funeral for Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
This was disclosed in a statement, signed by VP’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande.
It read; “Prof. Osinbajo departs Abuja today and will 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 at Westminster Abbey on Monday,”Queen Elizabeth II, 96, passed away on September 8, 2022 at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the United Kingdom.’’
Akande added that; “Ahead of the funeral service, the Vice President will be among guests and dignitaries to be received by King Charles III 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.”
The Vice President is expected to return to Nigeria after Monday’s State Funeral.

 

 

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