Osinbajo – Queen Elizabeth II was a monarch for all seasons
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said that the late Queen Elizabeth II was a monarch for all seasons who brought people together from all over the world.
Osinbajo disclosed this on Sunday in a short tribute at the Lancaster House.
He also joined other world leaders to pay their last respect to the late British ruler at the Queen’s lying in state at different times on Sunday.
World leaders, who visited Westminster Hall to witness the lying in state alongside Osinbajo, included the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau; USA President Joe Biden and France President, Emmanuel Macron, and other royals and Heads of State and Governments across the world.
This was disclosed in a statement by Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, on Sunday.
In the condolence register at Lancaster House, Osinbajo noted that “Nigeria joins the government and people of the UK, the Commonwealth and rest of the world in expressing our sincere condolence to the royal family on the passing of a monarch for all seasons. May the Lord bless her memory.”
Later at a bilateral meeting between Osinbajo and the UK Foreign Secretary, they discussed security and how to improve trade ties between both nations, especially expanding opportunities for Nigerian businesses and supporting the country’s climate objectives.
On Monday morning, Osinbajo will also attend the Funeral Service for the Queen at Westminster Abbey.