Nigerian Flags To Fly Half-Mast for Late Queen Elizabeth

Nigerian Flags To Fly Half-Mast for Late Queen Elizabeth

  • President Muhammadu Buhari's government has ordered that Nigerian flags should be flown at half-mast
  • This is in reaction to the death of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom who passed away on Thursday
  • Also, the federal government declared that it would sign a condolence register to express solidarity with the British people

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth, the federal government has directed that flags in the country and Nigerian Missions abroad be flown at half-mast.

This was to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Vanguard Newspaper reports.

Also, the FG would sign a condolence register on Saturday at the residence of the British High Commissioner in Abuja.

FG orders Nigerian masks to be flown at half-mast
Nigerian flags flown at half-mast to mourn passage of Queen Elizabeth. Photo: CNN

According to a report by Premium Times, the federal government in a statement said:

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“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 September 12, 2022."

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