Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo departed Nigeria on Saturday to attend the late Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral ceremony.
Premium Politics reported that Queen Elizabeth II, 96, passed away on September 8, 2022, at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the United Kingdom.
According to a Statement signed by the VP’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, read on Saturday, Osinbajo is expected to join other World leaders at the global event.
“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” Akande stated.
He added, “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.”
The Vice President will return to Nigeria after Monday’s State Funeral.