Osinbajo heads to London for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will today depart Nigeria to attend the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II holding in London, United Kingdom on Monday.
Osinbajo’s media aide, Laolu Akande disclosed this in a statement.
He said that the state funeral was one of a number of events that the vice president would be representing Nigeria on Sunday and Monday.
Akande said that Osinbajo would “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.”
He said that the Vice President would return to Nigeria after Monday’s State Funeral.