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Queen Elizabeth congratulates Nigerians on centenary celebrations

Abuja, Nigeria - Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan, the Federal Government and people of Nigeria on the occasion of Nigeria’s centenary celebrations, according to a presidency press statement, issued here Thursday.

The statement said 'In a written message delivered to President Jonathan late Wednesday by Britain’s Minister for Africa, Mr. Mark Simmonds, Queen Elizabeth II conveyed her best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of the people of Nigeria.

“On the occasion of the Republic of Nigeria celebrating 100 years since the amalgamation of Northern and Southern Nigeria, I send the people of Nigeria my warmest congratulations,' the Queen said, recalling “I have fond memories of my first visit to Nigeria in 1956 and again in 2003 as Head of the Commonwealth.

“The links between our two countries have deepened over the past 100 years and I hope they will continue to do so.'

Pana 28/02/2014