Nigerian flags will fly at half-staff in honour of Queen Elizabeth


Flags in the nation and at Nigerian diplomatic missions overseas are to be flown at half-staff, per a directive from the federal government.

This was done, according to the administration, in remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on Thursday.

The FG will also sign a registry of condolences on Saturday at the Abuja home of the British High Commissioner.

The Nigerian flags are to be flown at half-staff from September 11 to September 12, 2022, according to a statement released by the interior minister, Rauf Aregbesola, on Friday night.

The statement was in part, "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, September 12, 2022 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.

"We express our condolences to the government and people of the UK as well as to all the impacted Commonwealth and global citizens."

The condolence register would be signed tomorrow at the residence of the British High Commissioner in Abuja, according to a separate announcement by Willie Bassey, Director of Information for the Office of the Secretary to the Government of Nigeria.

It stated, "Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the FG will sign a condolence register at the residence of the British High Commissioner in Abuja tomorrow, Saturday, September 10."


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