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Buhari mourns the Demise of Queen Elizabeth

President Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the demise of the Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

Queen Elizabeth II of England, died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer.

The Queen who came to the throne in 1952 died at age 96, having witnessed enormous social change and spent seven decades on the throne.

Her son King Charles III said the death of his beloved mother was a “moment of great sadness” for him and his family and that her loss would be “deeply felt” around the world.

Buhari in a statement released on Thursday in Abuja through his Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu described the late Queen as “a towering global personality and an outstanding leader who dedicated her life to making her nation, the Commonwealth and the entire world a better place.”

The statement read; “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.”

The President welcomes Your Majesty’s ascension to the throne in line with tradition and prays King Charles the Third’s reign will witness the continuing robust and sisterly relations between our two nations.

Abdullahi Sanni

Abdullahi Sanni is a senior news reporter at SHO PEN ONLINE. He is a passionate writer with core interest in Politics, sports and economy reports. Abdullahi who studied mass communication at Kwara state polytechnic in Ilorin, is the 1st of six in his family. He's a multimedia journalist who has traveled far and wide in the course of his journalism career.

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