Yemi Osinbajo Attends Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral
KanyiDaily had reported that Queen Elizabeth, who was the longest-serving British monarch, died at the age of 96 on Thursday, September 9, 2021.
In a statement issued on Saturday, Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande said the vice-president will represent Nigeria at a number of events on Sunday and Monday, including the State funeral for Queen Elizabeth.
Akande said Osinbajo is also expected to hold a bilateral meeting with the UK foreign secretary, James Cleverly, before his return to Nigeria after Monday’s State Funeral.
The statement reads, “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will be representing Nigeria at a number of events tomorrow and Monday, during the State funeral for the late Queen Elizabeth ll of the United Kingdom.
“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.
“Ahead of the service, the Vice President will be among guests and dignitaries to be received by King Charles lll and Queen Consort Camilla, at a reception in Buckingham Palace, tomorrow, 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 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.”
KanyiDaily also reported that King Charles III denied President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe’s request to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.