Independence anniversary: Queen, Israel, South Africa felicitate with Nigeria

Queen Elizabeth of England has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians on the 60th Independence anniversary.

Her felicitations were conveyed by the British High Commission in Nigeria reads: “It gives me great pleasure to offer my warmest congratulations on the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence, together with my best wishes for your country’s continued happiness and prosperity.

“The United Kingdom and Nigeria benefit from strong and enduring ties as Commonwealth partners through shared history and most importantly, our people. These are bonds that I hope and believe will flourish long into the future.”

South Africa, through its High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr Thamsanqa Mseleku, also felicitated with Nigeria on the diamond jubilee. It commended Nigeria’s leading role in peacekeeping.

“The government and the people of South Africa congratulate Nigeria and wish the country continued peace and prosperity.

Israel also congratulated the government and people of Nigeria on the anniversary, while extolling the bilateral cooperation between the two countries since 1960.

The congratulatory message is contained in a statement by Mr Shimon Ben-Shoshan, Ambassador of the State of Israel to Nigeria.

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