Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, has sent a message of felicitation to President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, on Thursday, 1 October 2020.
The message, conveyed by the British High Commission in Nigeria and quoted by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Wednesday, 30 September 2020, said:
“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”, her message reads.
Nigeria got her independence from Great Britain on 1 October 1960.