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By Janet Bassey (Governance Reporter)

The British monarch, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the 11 of England, has sent a message of warm felicitation to President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, on Thursday October 1, 2020.

According to a statement by the President's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the message, conveyed by the British High Commission in Nigeria, goes thus:

“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.”

Nigeria got her independence from Great Britain on October 1, 1960. NNL.