The President, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has sent a condolence message to Queen Elizabeth II over the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.
In a statement released on Friday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari described the Duke’s death as the end of an era
The statement read: “Prince Philip was one of the greatest and publicly recognisable international figures whose contributions to the Commonwealth will be remembered for generations to come.
“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.”
According to the presidential aide, Buhari paid further described the deceased as “a remarkable husband who had been happily married to the Queen since 1947.”
He described the feat as “an impressive record for any marriage at any level”.
The President also commiserated with the government of the United Kingdom and members of the Commonwealth “for the sad loss of this royal and indeed global icon”.
The Royal Family announced that the beloved Duke died on Friday at the age of 99. A Buckingham Palace statement said burial arrangements will be announced soon.