By: Freda Aideyan
As condolences keep pouring in from around the world, FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has joined thousands to commiserate with the British High Commissioner in Abuja over the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
In a condolence visit to the British High Commissioner, Her Excellency, Ms. Catriana Laing, the Minister described the late monarch as a mother, whose leadership and steadfastness was admired globally.
While signing the condolence register, Aliyu said, “I write to commiserate with you over the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who died peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, aged 96-year.
“Her Majesty was not just a British Monarch, but a mother whose leadership and steadfastness was admired globally.
“Her visits to Nigeria in 1956 and 2003 respectively are clear demonstration of her motherly love to all Commonwealth Nations.
“She lived a life of “full circle” overseeing the affairs of 15 Prime Ministers in her 70 years of reign”.
She, therefore, expressed her deepest and sincere condolences to the Royal Family, Britain and indeed to the entire Commonwealth community, stressing that the Queen’s “death marks the end of an era”.
The Minister also prayed that God will grant King Charles III and the Royal Family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.