#NigeriaAt60: Queen, Israel, South Africa Felicitate With President Muhammadu Buhari And Nigerians

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Queen Elizabeth of England has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians on the 60th Independence anniversary.

Her message, conveyed by the British High Commission in Nigeria reads: “It gives me great pleasure to offer my warmest congratulations on the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence, together with my best wishes for your country’s continued happiness and prosperity.

“The United Kingdom and Nigeria benefit from strong and enduring ties as Commonwealth partners through shared history and most importantly, our people. These are bonds that I hope and believe will flourish long into the future.”

South Africa, through its High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr Thamsanqa Mseleku, extolled Nigeria’s leading role in peacekeeping.

“The government and the people of South Africa congratulate Nigeria and wish the country continued peace and prosperity.

“Since its independence, Nigeria has continued to play an important role in the continental effort to unite the countries and peoples of the continent, and contribute to the economic development of Africa,” it said.

Israel also congratulated the government and people of Nigeria on the anniversary, while extolling the bilateral cooperation between the two countries since 1960.

The congratulatory message is contained in a statement by Mr Shimon Ben-Shoshan, Ambassador of the State of Israel to Nigeria.

“I am proud to note with satisfaction the strong diplomatic relations and friendship that exist today between our countries,” he said.

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