Despite the importance attached to the person of Queen Elizabeth II, not many recognize her or know much about the activities she carried out while she was still the monarchical head of Nigeria.
Not only did the queen carry out ceremonial duties during her reign as head of state of the colonial Nigeria, she also was Queen of Nigeria from 1960-1963 when the country became a republic.
During her reign as head of state and Queen of Nigeria, she visited Nigeria twice. The first time was between January 28, to February 16, 1956. And the second time was when she needed to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held between December 3, to 6, 2003.
For old time’s sake and in order to keep our cherished memories for those coming behind, We have made a compilation of all the lovely throwback photos of Queen Elizabeth II during her first visit to Nigeria in 1956.
Olu Jibowu, 4, presenting flowers to Queen Elizabeth II of England in Lagos, 1956, who later commissioned law courts. pic.twitter.com/l1Jl6QPtEQ
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Photo: Children peering through an officer’s legs to catch a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth II of England who was in Lagos for a service in 1956 pic.twitter.com/zK6zf7dSaZ
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visit to Kaduna, Nigeria in 1956 pic.twitter.com/6yxjfUVWQw
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Ahmadu Bello with the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, when they visited Kaduna, 1956. pic.twitter.com/9abJMSVzjL
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Queen Elizabeth II arrives Lord Lugard’s House, Kaduna (1956) pic.twitter.com/SmQNqrR7pB
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