FG Mourns Queen Elizabeth II, Orders All Flags To Fly At Half-Mast

The Federal Government has ordered that all flags in Nigeria and Nigerian missions abroad be flown at half-mast on Sunday, September 11, 2022, and Monday, September 12, 2022, to mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Minister of Interior, Ogeni Rauf Aregbesola, gave the directive on behalf of the government in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja.

He said the order was in honour of the Queen who was the Sovereign of the United Kingdom, and Chairman of the Commonwealth.

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Queen Elizabeth II

 

Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday in Balmoral aged 96.

Her 73-year-old son, Charles III was formally proclaimed Britain’s new king by the Accession Council on Saturday in a history-laden ceremony.

The statement read: “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 on Thursday, 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, September 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.

“The Queen is dead, long live the King,” Aregbesola said