Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Mugabe’s state funeral Saturday

Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Mugabe?s state funeral Saturday

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will be representing President Buhari at the State Funeral for former President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, tomorrow September 14th.

Prof. Osinbajo will be joining other African leaders and Heads of State expected at the occasion scheduled for the country’s National Stadium in Harare.

Heads of State expected to attend the funeral include President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.

Mugabe, who was Zimbabwean Prime Minister and later President for 37 years, died last week at the age of 95 in a Singaporean Hospital.

The Vice President, who would be accompanied on the trip by senior government officials, leaves for Harare this afternoon and is expected back in Nigeria later on Saturday September 14th.

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