President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condolences to Queen Elizabeth over the death of her husband Prince Philip who passed on at the age of 99.
Reacting to the death of the longest serving Queen’s consort, Buhari said:
“The death of the Duke of Edinburgh is the end of an era. Prince Philip was one of the greatest and publicly recognisable international figures whose contributions to the Commonwealth will be remembered for generations to come.”
According to the President, “Prince Philip was a great man in his own right who made enormous contributions to philanthropic activities and charities especially for wildlife conservation and youth development programmes in more than 130 countries.”
Buhari said the Duke of Edinburgh was”a remarkable husband who had been happily married to the Queen since 1947,” and added: “this is an impressive record for any marriage at any level.”
Buhari also commiserated with the Government of the United Kingdom, the members of the Commonwealth “for the sad loss of this royal and indeed global icon.”