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Queen Elizabeth: Nigerian flags to fly half-mast

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In honour of the passage of Queen Elizabeth II, the Federal Government on Friday announced that the country’s flags, both at home and on foreign missions, will be flown at half-mast.

Premium Politics reported that the longest-serving British monarch died on Thursday at the age of 96.

Following the demise of the Queen, the throne passed immediately and without ceremony to her eldest son, Charles, the former Prince of Wales.

The Federal Government joining other world leaders to honour the queen in a statement by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said the flags would be flown at half-mast on Sunday 11 to Monday 12 in commiseration with the late monarch.

According to the statement, the government also commiserated with the government and people of the United Kingdom including all members of the Commonwealth.

The statement reads, ” In honour of Queen Elizabeth II, the sovereign of the United Kingdom, Chairman of the Commonwealth and an eminent global personality whose passage to eternity was announced yesterday, the Ministry of Interior of the Federal Republic of Nigeria declares that all flags in Nigeria and our missions abroad be flown at half mast on Sunday September 11, 2022 and Monday 12, 2022.

“We commiserate with the government and people of the United Kingdom and all the affected people of the Commonwealth and the World”.

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