Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo flew to London, United Kingdom, today, September 17 as representative of Nigeria at the state funeral for the late Queen Elizabeth ll, scheduled for Monday, September 19.
A statement today, September 17, by Laolu Akande, spokesman of the Vice President, said that Osinbajo would join members of the Royal Family and other world leaders at a number of events lined up for funeral.
The statement said that members of the Commonwealth, Heads of State, Governors-General, Prime Ministers, and foreign royal families will be at the ceremonies, including the funeral service scheduled to hold at Westminster Abbey on Monday.
It said that 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.
The statement said that vice president Osinbajo will hold a bilateral meeting with the UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly earlier on that day.
Queen Elizabeth ll was the Head of the Commonwealth and the longest serving British monarch. She passed on at 96 on September 8 at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
The vice-president is expected back in Nigeria after the state funeral on Monday.