Abuja – President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu has written to King Charles III of Great Britain, saying he looks forward to future engagements with him and the opportunity of a meeting in the nearest future.
Tinubu also congratulating him on his coronation held yesterday in England at Westminster Abbey.
In the letter, Tinubu described the splendour of British monarchy and the rich tradition coming to the fore on Saturday as the world literally came to a standstill in watching Charles being crowned the new British King.
He wrote, “By way of this letter, therefore, I convey to you my warmest congratulations on your coronation.”
The incoming Nigerian president said, “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 United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.”
He said, particularly remarkable about King Charles is his love for the environment and his lifelong crusade for sustainability and biodiversity.
He said, “I hope that you will continue to push for these initiatives with kind eyes on the situation and plight of the under-privileged 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.
“I look forward to further engagements with you and the opportunity of a meeting in the nearest future as both of us had earlier indicated in discussions with mutual friends and associates.”
Once again, he said, “ 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. “