Osinbajo departs for London to attend Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

By our reporter| Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo left Nigeria on Saturday for London to represent Nigeria at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

The monarch, who died on September 8 at the age of 96, is scheduled to be buried on Monday.

According to a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, the vice-president is also expected to hold a bilateral meeting with James Cleverly, UK foreign secretary.

“Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will be representing Nigeria at a number of events tomorrow and Monday, during the State funeral for the late Queen Elizabeth ll of the United Kingdom,” the statement reads.

“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.

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“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.”

Osinbajo is expected back in Nigeria on Monday after the funeral.


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