VICE President Osinbajo, yesterday, declared that the coming together of leaders from different parts of the globe to celebrate the life of the late Queen was a show of solidarity and goodwill by people from around the world. He said the action was also a testament to the brotherhood of nations.
Osinbajo spoke in London during a media chat with journalists after attending the funeral service. According to the Vice President, “for countries like ours, for Nigeria and for the Commonwealth, this has been very ennobling, very strengthening.
“I am sure that King Charles felt not just the honour of having so many people come by, but also the reassurance that there is a brotherhood across the world and that the Commonwealth remains strong, a Commonwealth of free nations, who willingly subscribe to work together to achieve sometimes, disparate political objectives, but clear economic objectives.”
Speaking about the significance of the event, Osinbajo said “it is a historic one that is unlikely to happen, perhaps in another lifetime; just the sheer enormity of all that has happened and the gathering of leaders from everywhere, the good will, good wishes and all of that from practically everywhere around the world.”
The Vice President then prayed for a successful reign for King Charles lll, noting, “one wishes King Charles very well indeed, and I think we are all anxious that he succeeds.
“And that, he perhaps, does even better than his mother, which is the hope of his mum. I am sure that the Queen will really hope that all her successors and in this case, King Charles, will do better than she did.”
Right after the funeral service, the Vice President and all the foreign dignitaries, about 500, were hosted to a reception by the UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Mr James Cleverly.