Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, joined other world leaders to pay their last respect to the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Premium Politics reported that world leaders, including members of the Commonwealth, Heads of State, Governors-General, Prime Ministers, and foreign royal families were in attendance at the funeral of the deceased Queen Elizabeth II, who was laid to rest on Monday after a historic state funeral.
Osinbajo during the burial ceremony was seen in the company of the new monarch of Britain, King Charles III, UK’s Former Prime Minister, Borris Johnson among other world leaders.
While speaking on Monday in London during a media chat with journalists after attending the State Funeral Service of the late Queen of England at Westminster Abbey, Osinbajo noted that the gathering of world leaders was strengthening.
According to the Vice President, “For countries like ours, for Nigeria and for the Commonwealth, this has been very ennobling, very strengthening.
“I am sure that King Charles felt not just the honour of having so many people come by, but also the reassurance that there is a brotherhood across the world and that the Commonwealth remains strong, a Commonwealth of free nations who willingly subscribe to coming together, to work together to achieve sometimes disparate political objectives but clear economic objectives.”
Speaking about the significance of the event, Prof. Osinbajo said “it is a historic event and one that is unlikely to happen, perhaps in another lifetime, just the sheer enormity of all that has happened and the gathering of leaders from everywhere, the goodwill, the good wishes, and all of that from practically everywhere around the world.”
“So, I think that this has truly been a testament to the sort of person the Queen was – in life and death, brought people together and perhaps even more so in death,” the VP added
The Vice President then prayed for a successful reign for King Charles lll, noting that “one wishes King Charles very well indeed, and I think we are all anxious that he succeeds.”
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