Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has departed Nigeria to attend the funeral of the late British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
According to a statement on Saturday, September 17, by his spokesperson Laolu Akande, Osinbajo will be representing Nigeria at several events on Sunday and Monday.
Those invited to the late Queen’s funeral are 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 reception in Buckingham Palace tomorrow, Sunday, the Vice President will be among guests and dignitaries to be received by King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla at a reception in Buckingham Palace. Earlier on that day, the VP will hold a bilateral meeting with the UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly, “the statement reads.
Laolu noted that the vice president would return to Nigeria on Monday after the Queen’s funeral.