From Bello Wakili

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condolences to Her Majesty the Queen over the death of her husband Prince Philip.

Reacting to the death of the longest serving Queen’s consort, President Buhari said:

According to a statement signed by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity Femi Adesina The death of the Duke of Edinburgh is the end of an era.

President Buhari noted that Prince Philip was one of the greatest and publicly recognisable international figures whose contributions to the Commonwealth would be remembered for generations to come.

According to the President, 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.

President Buhari pays tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh as “a remarkable husband who had been happily married to the Queen since 1947,” saying “this is an impressive record for any marriage at any level.”

The President also commiserates with the Government of the United Kingdom, the members of the Commonwealth “for the sad loss of the royal and indeed global icon.