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Queen Elizabeth II Death: Nigeria’s Flags To Fly At Half Mast

The flags of Nigeria will be flown at half-mast in recognition of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing in both domestic and foreign missions, the Federal Government of Nigeria declared on Friday.

The longest-reigning British king passed away on Thursday at the age of 96, according to Anaedoonline.ng.

The throne was swiftly and quietly transferred to the late Prince of Wales’ eldest son, Charles, following the death of the Queen.

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The Federal Government announced in a statement by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, that the flags would be flown at half-mast from Sunday, November 11, to Monday, November 12, in remembrance of the late monarch as world leaders continued to pay tribute to the iconic figure recognized by billions of people worldwide.

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The government expressed sympathy to the Commonwealth nations as well as the government and people of the United Kingdom, according to the statement.

The statement reads:” In honour of Queen Elizabeth II, the sovereign of the United Kingdom, Chairman of the Commonwealth and an eminent global personality whose passage to eternity was announced yesterday, the Ministry of Interior of the Federal Republic of Nigeria declares that all flags in Nigeria and our missions abroad be flown at half mast on Sunday September 11, 2022 and Monday 12, 2022.

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“We commiserate with the government and people of the United Kingdom and all the affected people of the Commonwealth and the World”.

 

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