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President Buhari Departs Abuja for King Charles’ Coronation in London

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President Muhammadu Buhari will depart for London, United Kingdom to join other world leaders invited to attend the coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort of the United Kingdom respectively.

This is according to a statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

The coronation will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

Prior to the coronation, a Commonwealth Summit for Presidents and Heads of Government of Commonwealth countries will be held on May 5th, and President Buhari is scheduled to participate in the summit.

The summit will focus on the Future of the Commonwealth and the Role of the Youth.

Accompanying the President for Saturday’s Coronation Ceremony are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; the National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (retd.); the Director General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar; the Chairperson/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and other senior government officials.

King Charles ascended the British throne on September 8, 2023, after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

The President had said the current monarch, who was crowned king after the passing of his mother, “speaks very well of Nigeria and wants the relationship to continue and if possible improve”.

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