The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, has congratulated Nigeria as the country celebrates its 60th independence anniversary on October 1, 2020.

According to the Presidency, Queen Elizabeth II, on Wednesday, September 30, sent a message of felicitation to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Nigeria’s 60th independence holding on Thursday, October 1.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled, “The Queen of England congratulates Nigeria on 60th independence anniversary.”

Mr Adesina said the Queen of England’s message was conveyed by the British High Commission in Nigeria. Queen Elizabeth II offered her best wishes for Nigeria’s continued happiness and prosperity. She pointed out that the United Kingdom and the Federal Republic of Nigeria shared a special bond that she hopes would flourish long into the future.

The statement read, “It gives me great pleasure to offer my warmest congratulations on the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence, together with my best wishes for your country’s continued happiness and prosperity. The United Kingdom and Nigeria benefit from strong and enduring ties as Commonwealth partners through shared history and most importantly, our people. These are bonds that I hope and believe will flourish long into the future.”


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