Tinubu congratulates King Charles III

PRESIDENT-ELECT Bola Tinubu has congratulated Prince Charles III on his coronation as the King of England, saying he looks forward to further engagements with him.

King Charles became the new British monarch following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who passed on September 8, 2022.

Britain’s first new monarch in 70 years was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday, May 6.

Meanwhile, in a letter addressed to King Charles III, Tinubu expressed hope of a great relationship between Nigeria and the British government.

The President-elect said King Charles’ accession to the throne is heartwarming, noting that his lifelong crusade for sustainability and biodiversity are unique features of the King.

Part of the letter read: “It is heartwarming that your accession to the throne is coming after the 70-year reign of your iconic mother, Queen Elizabeth II, whose death last September left the entire world in grief, given her eventful reign.

“Bearing your unique place in history as the first King to be inaugurated in Britain since 1937, I trust that you will follow in the glorious footsteps of your late mother and even surpass her achievements in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.



    “Particularly remarkable about you is your love for the environment, and importantly your lifelong crusade for sustainability and biodiversity,” Mr Tinubu said.

    “As the President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I also hope that during your reign, the excellent bilateral relationship between Nigeria and Britain will continue and even become stronger in the interests of our two countries.

    “I look forward to further engagements with you and the opportunity of a meeting in the nearest future as both of us had earlier indicated in discussions with mutual friends and associates.

    “Once again, I rejoice with you on your coronation and pray that God Almighty grant you strength and wisdom and make your reign successful for the benefit of not only the people of Great Britain but for the entire world.”

    Usman Mustapha is a solution journalist with International Centre for Investigative Reporting. You can easily reach him via: [email protected]. He tweets @UsmanMustapha_M

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