Deji Elumoye in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the condolences of Nigeria to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on the death of her husband, Prince Philip, at the age of 99.
Reacting to the death of the longest serving Queen’s consort, President Buhari, was quoted by his Media Assistant, Garba Shehu on Friday as saying: “the death of the Duke of Edinburgh is the end of an era.
Prince Philip was one of the greatest and publicly recognisable international figures whose contributions to the Commonwealth will be remembered for generations to come.”
According to the President, “Prince Philip was a great man in his own right who made enormous contributions to philanthropic activities and charities especially for wildlife conservation and youth development programmes in more than 130 countries.”
He described the late Duke of Edinburgh as “a remarkable husband who had been happily married to the Queen since 1947,” adding that “this is an impressive record for any marriage at any level.”
President Buhari also commiserated with the Government of the United Kingdom, the members of the Commonwealth “for the sad loss of this royal and indeed global icon.”