Gov Sule mourns Queen Elizabeth II, describes her as beacon of development

From Esther Akaa, Lafia

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule has described the late British Queen, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II as a beacon of development, saying that history will remember her peaceful disposition and dignified lifestyle.

According to a statement issued on Saturday by Sule’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Ibrahim Addra, the governor in a condolence message through the British High Commission in Nigeria, condoled with the government and people of the United Kingdom over the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The governor, who expressed profound sadness, stated that history will remember her peaceful disposition and dignified lifestyle.

Sule in a letter written to Her Excellency Catriona Laing, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria said: “I respectfully recognise her role as the beacon upon which the development of modern United Kingdom was built upon; so was her tireless effort at providing leadership and growing the membership of Commonwealth states.

“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Nasarawa State, I convey to you our beloved friend and the people of the UK our heartfelt condolences.

“The immensely respected Queen will be sorely missed by all people of good conscience. Nasarawa State enjoys the collaboration and support of the UK Government through programs like the UK Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility, the UK Trade and the Manufacturing Africa Program among others.”

The Voice reports that Queen Elizabeth II, UK’s longest -serving monarch, died at Balmoral at the age of 96, after reigning for 70 years.

She died peacefully on Thursday at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer

The Queen’s eldest son, King Charles III, succeeded and acceded to the throne immediately after her demise.

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