Buhari snubs Queen Elizabeth’s burial

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PRESIDENT Buhari will miss the state funeral for the late Queen Elizabeth ll of the United Kingdom.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will be representing Nigeria at a number of events tomorrow and on Monday.

Osinbajo will depart Abuja today to join members of the Royal Family, 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 service, the Vice President will be among guests and dignitaries to be received by King Charles lll and Queen Consort Camilla, at a reception in Buckingham Palace, on Sunday, according to a statement issued by Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president.

“Earlier on that day, the VP will hold a bilateral meeting with the UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly.

“Queen Elizabeth ll was the Head of the Commonwealth and the longest serving British monarch. She passed on at 96 on the 8th of September this year at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The Vice President will return to Nigeria after Monday’s State Funeral,” the statement read.