On Wednesday, British Monarch Queen Elizabeth 11 sent a congratulatory message to President Muhammadu Buhari on the 60th Independence Anniversary on October 1.
Nigeria gained her independence on October 1, 1960.
Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement stated that the queen’s congratulatory message was conveyed by the British High Commission in Nigeria.
The queen was quoted as saying:
“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.”