Vice President Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Mugabe’s State funeral


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the state funeral for former President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, confirmed the vice president had left and had arrived Harare yesterday, for the state funeral scheduled for today September 14.

Osinbajo arriving Harare airport yesterday evening

Osinbajo, who is expected back in Nigeria later today, will be joining other African leaders and Heads of State expected at the occasion scheduled for the country’s National Stadium in Harare.

Mugabe, who was Zimbabwean Prime Minister and later President for almost 37 years altogether, died on Sept. 6, at the age of 95 in a Singaporean Hospital.

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