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Queen Elizabeth II carried herself with dignity – Obasanjo

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As the remains of the late Queen Elizabeth II were interred in the United Kingdom on Monday, former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, says he had tremendous respect for the late Head of Commonwealth of Nations.

Obasanjo described her as a personality with great human relations, whom he equally had perfect relationship with.

The former President said this on Monday, when he granted interview with News Central TV at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library  Penthouse residence, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

Obasanjo in a statement  by his Special Assistant on Media,  Kehinde Akinyemi, further eulogised the late Queen.

He added  that he was about leaving the secondary school, when the late Queen first visited Nigeria in 1956.

The ex-President said he was fortunate to have hosted the Queen as Nigerian President during Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, in Abuja in 2003, “and I can say that she was wonderful.

“My relationship with the Queen was perfect, she was a great, great woman, who had shown great example in human relationship. She carried herself so graciously, so dignified. She was somebody I have tremendous respect for.

“I join the rest of the world to mourn with her family, the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth (because she was the Head of Commonwealth), and the rest of the world. I also mourn with Prince Charles,  who promised to continue from where she had stopped. My her soul rest in peace.”


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