President Muhammadu Buhari has received with immense sadness the news of the passing of Queen Elizabeth ll of the United Kingdom.
This was contained in a statement on Thursday signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The statement added: “My family and I, and the more than 200 million Nigerians have learned with immense sadness of the passing of the Queen and the end of her unique and wonderful 70 year reign. Her late Majesty was the only British Sovereign known to 90 percent of our population.
“Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom and the entire Commonwealth as we join the entire world in mourning her loss.
“The story of modern Nigeria will never be complete without a chapter on Queen Elizabeth ll, a towering global personality and an outstanding leader. She dedicated her life to making her nation, the Commonwealth and the entire world a better place.”
Continuing, the President congratulated King Charles the Third on his ascension to the throne in line with tradition, just as he prayed that his reign will witness the continuing robust and sisterly relations between Nigeria and the United Kingdom.