Obasanjo: My relationship with Queen Elizabeth II was cordial

Olusegun Obasanjo

As the remains of the late Queen Elizabeth II were interred in the United Kingdom (UK), a former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has disclosed that he had tremendous re­Spect for the LATE Head of Commonwealth of Nations.

He described her as a per­sonality with great human re­lations, whom he equally had a perfect relationship with.

Obasanjo spoke on Mon­day, when he granted an in­terview with News Central TV at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Penthouse residence, Abeo­kuta, Ogun State capital.


“My relationship with the Queen was perfect; she was a great, great woman, who had shown great example in human relationship. She car­ried herself so graciously, so dignified. She was somebody I have tremendous respect for.

“I join the rest of the world to mourn with her family, the United Kingdom, the Com­monwealth (because she was the Head of Commonwealth), and the rest of the world. I also mourn with Prince Charles, who promised to continue from where she had stopped. May her soul rest in peace,” Obasanjo was quoted as saying.

The interview, which dwelt on African development and leadership in Africa among other sundry issues, is expected to be aired on Dstv 422 and Star­times 274 on Friday at 19.00hrs.

The team was led by the Chief Executive officer, To­nye Adonye-Halliday, Senior News Editor Jubril Folami, and other crew members.