Buhari’s wife, Aisha mourns Queen Elizabeth II

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The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Monday commiserated with the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Liang, over the death of the Queen of England Elizabeth II.

In a condolence letter signed by the first lady to the British High Commission in Abuja, the first lady described the late monarch as an outstanding leader, mother and lover of humanity.

“ The late monarch touched many lives through her charitable activities; in the seven decades of her unprecedented service tenure, the United Kingdom became a truly multi-cultural nation, peace and tolerance.

“Even as she successfully consolidated the Commonwealth of Nations into one of the formidable economic and socio-cultural blocs among the comity of nations.

“ Queen Elizabeth II had the distinction of presiding over the Independence of almost all former British colonies and witnessed the emergence of several women as Presidents and Prime Ministers in various countries,” she said.

Mrs Buhari said, the deceased`s long reign was without doubt the most eventful in the modern history of the United Kingdom and beyond as she will remain an exceptional legend.

She also described the late queen as a role model to monarchs as well as women in Nigeria for her exemplary life of support, love and dignifying carriage.

She said, the queen died at a time when her precious counsel and life-long experience were needed.

According to the first lady, the Queen will be greatly missed by her subjects as well as the global community.

The first lady, therefore, extended her heartfelt condolences on behalf of Nigerian women to the British Royal family for the loss of this global gem of inestimable value.

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