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Queen Elizabeth supported Nigeria during Biafran War says Buhari

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  Queen Elizabeth supported Nigeria throughout Biafran Struggle says Buhari The President, Main Normal Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Saturday stated th…

  Queen Elizabeth supported Nigeria throughout Biafran Struggle says Buhari

The President, Main Normal Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Saturday stated the UK beneath the late Queen Elizabeth stood by Nigeria throughout torrid instances.

He stated the UK throughout the Civil Struggle between 1967 and 1970 supported the unity of Nigeria, including that the Queen visited the nation twice earlier than her demise.

The President spoke throughout a condolence go to to the British Excessive Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, at her residence in Abuja on Saturday. He was represented by the Secretary to the Authorities to the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

Buhari stated, “We’ve maintained very shut ties with the monarchy. She was a really gracious and chic queen.  For the needs of remembrance, the actual fact is that 90 per cent of Nigerians have no idea any monarch within the UK aside from the queen. We welcome the brand new king and we look ahead to a powerful working relationship with the UK.

“They’ve been a really sturdy ally even within the midst of our tough time throughout the Biafran warfare; they stood for the indivisibility of the Nigerian state, supported and ensured that we overcame that drawback.

We’re partnering to cope with the insurgency in order that it doesn’t overwhelm us. They’ve at all times stood as a really sturdy ally.”

Buhari added, “The pinnacle of the commonwealth to which we belong. Not solely that, she was the top of state for 3 years from 1960 to 1963 and after we grew to become a republic she ceased to be. We’ve had very shut ties with the queen. She visited the nation twice; first in 1953 when she spent about 20 days visiting totally different cities, and the second was in 2003 throughout president Olusegun Obasanjo’s tenure.”

Laing had stated on Friday {that a} condolence ebook could be opened on the Excessive Fee Workplace within the Central Enterprise District space of Abuja from September 12 to 16 and on nineteenth from 11am to 3pm every day.

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