Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after the UK’s longest-serving monarch died on Thursday.
The Queen, who reigned for 70 years after coming to the throne in 1952, died at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle.
Her eldest son, Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead England in mourning as the new King.
Reacting, Jonathan, in a tweet via his Twitter handle, said the late Queen was a champion of social change and a protagonist of modern Britain, adding that her death will be deeply felt globally.
Jonathan tweeted: “My deepest condolences to King Charles, the United Kingdom and the entire Commonwealth over the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history.
“She was a well-loved sovereign with a strong sense of duty and service, a champion of social change and a protagonist of modern Britain.
“Her Majesty was a remarkable matriarch who exemplified dignity, selflessness, and compassion and, for a long time, stood as a symbol of unity in the Commonwealth.
“Her death will be deeply felt across the world. May God comfort her family and grant her soul eternal repose.- GEJ.”
Also reacting, Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi, wrote on Twitter: “I am saddened to hear of the passing on of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. My thoughts and prayers are with the @RoyalFamily, the entire United Kingdom and the Commonwealth nations, over this irreplaceable loss.
“Hers was an impactful reign and beautiful and explored life devoted to democratic ideals, charity, selflessness and empathy. She will always be remembered by the lives, organisations, institutions and countries she positively touched during her reign. May she rest in eternal peace. –PO.”
Similarly, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar also wrote on Twitter: “The passing of Queen Elizabeth II comes to everyone around the globe with a rude shock.
“Her passing is an end of a golden era. Her reign was epochal, not just in the United Kingdom but the entire Commonwealth.
“The world has known only one Queen, and the passing of Queen Elizabeth II will be the end of an impactful reign, and for the rest of our humanity, it shall be the beginning of history.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the people and government of the United Kingdom and, importantly, the @RoyalFamily. May the soul of the Queen Rest in Peace. –AA.”