FG Orders Nigerian Flags to Fly at Half-Mast to Honour Queen Elizabeth II - Africaflavour 



 FG Orders Nigerian Flags to Fly at Half-Mast to Honour Queen Elizabeth II - Africaflavour 



FCT, Abuja - The federal government has directed that flags in the country and Nigerian missions abroad be flown at half-mast. This, according to the government, was to mourn the passage of British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II who died on Thursday, September 8.

A statement signed by the minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Friday night, September 9 said that the Nigerian flags should fly at half-mast between Sunday, September 11 and Monday, September 12. 

“In honour of Queen Elizabeth II, the Sovereign of the United Kingdom, Chairman of the Commonwealth and an eminent global personality; whose passage to eternity was announced yesterday, the Ministry of Interior of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, declares that all flags in Nigeria and our missions abroad be flown at half-mast on Sunday September 11, 2022 and Monday September 12, 2022. 

Two thousand invited guests, largely heads of state, will attend in person. The funeral will be broadcast globally.