President Muhammadu Buhari will be attending the coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as King and Queen Consort of the United Kingdom, along with other world leaders.
The coronation is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, and will be preceded by a Commonwealth Summit for Presidents and Heads of Government of Commonwealth countries on May 5.
The summit will focus on the future of the Commonwealth and the role of the youth. The President will be accompanied by several senior government officials, including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Information and Culture, the National Security Adviser, the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, and the Chairperson of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission.
This visit follows a previous meeting in November between Buhari and King Charles III in Buckingham Palace to foster Nigeria’s bilateral relationship with the United Kingdom.
As a former British colony, Nigeria attained independence on October 1, 1960, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away in September 2022 at the age of 96.
Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage is also set to perform at the coronation ceremony, adding a touch of Nigerian culture to the event. Her performance is expected to be an incredible showcase of her musical talent.