Queen of England congratulates Nigeria on 60th Independence Anniversary

September 30, 2020
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The Nigerian presidency has acknowledged that Her Majesty, The Queen of England, has sent a message of felicitation to President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, October 1, 2020.

The message conveyed by the British High Commission in Nigeria, according to the presidency, reads:

“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.”

Great Britain granted Nigeria independence on October 1, 1960, after decades of colonial rule.

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