Nigeria’s President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has written to King Charles III, congratulating him on his coronation as king on Saturday.
Tinubu, in the letter he personally signed, said the splendour of British monarchy and the rich tradition came to the fore again on Saturday and that the world literally came to a standstill as Charles was crowned the new British King, with the appellation of King Charles III.
“By way of this letter, therefore, I convey to you my warmest congratulations on your coronation.
“It is heartwarming that your accession to the throne is coming after the 70-year-reign of your iconic mother, Queen Elizabeth II, whose death last September left the entire world in grief, given her eventful reign.
“Bearing your unique place in history as the first King to be inaugurated in Britain since 1937, I trust that you will follow in the glorious footsteps of your late mother and even surpass her achievements in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth,” he said.
According to Tinubu, particularly remarkable about Charles was his love for the environment, importantly his lifelong crusade for sustainability and biodiversity.
“I hope that you will continue to push for these initiatives with kind eyes on the situation and plight of the underprivileged people in Africa and around the world.
“As the President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I also hope that during your reign, the excellent bilateral relationship between Nigeria and Britain will continue and even become stronger in the interests of our two countries,” he said.
Tinubu said he looked forward to further engagements with Charles and the opportunity of a meeting in the nearest future as both of them had earlier indicated in discussions with mutual friends and associates.
“Once again, I rejoice with you on your coronation and pray that God Almighty grant you strength and wisdom and make your reign successful for the benefit of not only the people of the Great Britain but for the entire world. Please rest assured of my highest regards always,” he stated.