The news of the demise of Queen Elizabeth the second dominates headlines all over the world.
The British Monarch reportedly died peacefully at Balmoral, United kingdom at the age of ninety-six, after reigning for seventy years and over two hundred days.
In a condolence message to the royal family, President Muhammadu Buhari noted that the story of modern Nigeria would never be complete without a chapter on Queen Elizabeth the second, a towering global personality and an outstanding leader, who dedicated her life to making her nation, the Commonwealth and the entire world a better place.
President Buhari also welcomed the ascension of King Charles the Third to the throne and prayed that his reign will witness the continuing robust and sisterly relations between the two nations.
Kenyan President-elect, Mr. William Ruto praised the late queen’s “historic legacy” and said Kenyans would “miss the cordial ties she enjoyed” with the country.
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo tweeted that his country had fond memories of the two visits the Queen made, remarking on “her friendliness, elegance, style and sheer joy she brought to the performance of her duties”.
Other world leaders including President Joe Biden of the United States, President Emmanuel Macron of France, Canadian Prime Minister, Mr. Justin Trudeau have honored the late queen’s sense of duty and resilience, as well as her sense of humour and kindness.
Flags have been lowered to half-mast around the world, including the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium.