On Monday, September 19, the British High Commission offices in Abuja, Lagos, and other locations in Nigeria will be closed as the United Kingdom buries Queen Elizabeth II in London.
On Friday, the announcement was made on the official Twitter page of the United Kingdom in Nigeria, @UKinNigeria.
- The tweet, however, stated that the closure would not affect the UK visa application centres in Abuja and Lagos.
“Our British High Commission offices in Abuja, Lagos, and across the country will be closed on Monday, September 19, 2022, in observance of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral,” the statement said. The UK visa application centres in Abuja and Lagos are still open. God save the King!”
On Thursday, September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96.
According to legend, the queen died peacefully.
The Royal Family announced the monarch’s death in a statement on the day of her death, saying, “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.”
“The King and Queen Consort will spend the evening at Balmoral before returning to London tomorrow.”
The Queen’s children had flocked to her Scottish Highland retreat, Balmoral, including Charles, 73, Princess Anne, 72, Prince Andrew, 62, and Prince Edward, 58.
They were joined by Charles’s sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, as well as his estranged brother, Prince Charles.