Queen’s Funeral: Osinbajo hopes King Charles’ reign bring prosperity to Nigeria, Commonwealth
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says he hopes Queen Elizabeth II’s successor, King Charles III’s reign, will bring prosperity to Nigeria and the Commonwealth.
“We are all looking forward to a wonderful reign, a reign that will bring prosperity, peace, not just to England, but to the Commonwealth and to all of us,” Mr Osinbajo said, according to his media aide Laolu Akande, in a statement on Monday.
The vice president stated after attending the state funeral service of the late queen of England at Westminster Abbey, London.
“One wishes King Charles very well indeed, and I think we are all anxious that he succeeds and that he perhaps does even better than his mother, which is the hope of his mum,” Mr Osinbajo added. “I am sure that the queen will really hope that all her successors, and in this case King Charles, will do better than she did.”
The vice president further stressed that “for countries like ours, for Nigeria and for the Commonwealth,” the funeral service of the deceased was “very ennobling, very strengthening.”
Mr Osinbajo added that he was sure that the new British monarch “felt not just the honour of having so many people come by, but also the reassurance that there is a brotherhood across the world and that the Commonwealth remains strong.”
He noted that a Commonwealth of free nations “who willingly subscribe to coming together to work together; to achieve sometimes, disparate political objectives but clear economic objectives.”
The vice president stressed that the event was a historic one that was unlikely to happen, perhaps in another lifetime and commended the sheer enormity of all that had happened and the gathering of leaders from everywhere, the goodwill, the good wishes, and all of that from practically everywhere around the world.
“So, I think that this has truly been a testament to the sort of person the queen was – in life and death, brought people together and perhaps even more so in death,” Mr Osinbajo.
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