Queen Elizabeth Ii Congratulates Jonathan, Nigerians On Centenary
Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has written to congratulate President
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the Federal Government and people of Nigeria on
the occasion of Nigeria's centenary celebrations.
In a written message delivered to President Jonathan late yesterday by
Britain's Minister for Africa, Mr. Mark Simmonds, Queen Elizabeth II
conveyed her best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of the people of
“On the occasion of the Republic of Nigeria celebrating 100 years since
the amalgamation of Northern and Southern Nigeria, I send the people of
Nigeria my warmest congratulations.
“I have fond memories of my first visit to Nigeria in 1956 and again in
2003 as Head of the Commonwealth.
“The links between our two countries have deepened over the past 100 years
and I hope they will continue to do so.
“I would like to convey my best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of
the people of Nigeria,” the British monarch wrote.