The Federal Government has ordered Nigeria’s flags to fly at half-mast at home and in its diplomatic missions abroad in remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the interior minister, said the flags would be flown at half-mast from Sunday, November 11, to Monday, November 12, 2022.
The government commiserated with the government and people of the United Kingdom and all the affected people of the Commonwealth and the World on the passage of the Queen.
The statement reads:” 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 12, 2022.
“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.”