President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sorrow at the passing of Queen Elizabeth ll of Great Britain.
On Thursday, the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle.
The president expressed his condolences to the British Royal Family on the passing of the queen in a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
He also praised Prince Charles’ accession to the throne as the future monarch of Britain. Prince Charles is the eldest son of the Queen.
Buhari said: “My family and I, and the more than 200 million Nigerians have learnt with immense sadness of the passing of the Queen and the end of her unique and wonderful 70 years 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.”