Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will be attending the coronation of King Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as the King and Queen Consort of the United Kingdom respectively.
The coronation is scheduled to hold on Saturday, May 6th, in London.
Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina confirming this in a statement released on Wednesday added that, the President Buhari will also be participating in a Commonwealth Summit for Presidents and Heads of Government of Commonwealth countries that will be hosted by the Commonwealth Secretariat on Friday, May 5th, ahead of the coronation.
According to Adesina, the summit will focus on the future of the Commonwealth and the role of the youth.
The President will be accompanied by senior government officials including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
This visit comes after Buhari met with King Charles III in Buckingham Palace in November, where the Nigerian President discussed fostering a bilateral relationship with the United Kingdom.
Nigeria had attained independence from Great Britain on October 1, 1960, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away in September 2022.