Profess Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President, will represent Nigeria at a number of events on Sunday and Monday, during the State funeral for the late Queen Elizabeth ll of the United Kingdom.
Prof. Osinbajo will leave Abuja on Saturday to attend the ceremonies, which will include members of the Royal Family, Commonwealth leaders, Heads of State, Governors-General, Prime Ministers, and foreign royal families, including the funeral service at Westminster Abbey on Monday.
“Ahead of the service, Professor Osinbajo will be among guests and dignitaries to be received by King Charles ll and Queen Consort Camilla at a reception in Buckingham Palace on Sunday,” according to a statement from the Vice President’s Office.
“Earlier on that day, the VP will hold a bilateral meeting with the UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly.”
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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.