Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan and people of Nigeria on the occasion of Nigeria’s centenary celebrations, the Presidency has said.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, in a statement, said that the written message was delivered to the president late on Wednesday.
Abati, in the statement issued on Thursday, said that the message was delivered by Britain’s Minister for Africa, Mr Mark Simmonds.
He said that the Queen conveyed her best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of the people of Nigeria.
“On the occasion of the Republic of Nigeria celebrating 100 years since the amalgamation of Northern and Southern Nigeria, I send the people of Nigeria my warmest congratulations.
“I have fond memories of my first visit to Nigeria in 1956 and again in 2003 as Head of the Commonwealth.
“The links between our two countries have deepened over the past 100 years and I hope they will continue to do so.
“I would like to convey my best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of the people of Nigeria”, the British monarch wrote. (NAN)