Osinbajo Heads For London To Attend Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral

Osinbajo Heads For London To Attend Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo departing Nigeria.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will b in London on Saturday (today) 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.

In a statement issued on Saturday afternoon, Laolu Akande, senior special assistant on media to Osinbajo, said 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.

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“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.

“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.