Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president of Nigeria, said he had the utmost respect for the late British monarch as her bones were buried in the United Kingdom.
Obasanjo characterised Queen Elizabeth as having tremendous interpersonal skills and a fantastic relationship with him.
The former President gave a speech at his penthouse apartment above the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.
The late Head of the Commonwealth of Nations was further lauded by Obasanjo in a press statement issued on Monday by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, also hinted that he was about to graduate from secondary school when the late Queen made her maiden visit to the nation in 1956.
When the Commonwealth Heads of Government met in Abuja in 2003, the former president claimed he was delighted to have welcomed the Queen and added, “I can say that she was wonderful.”
“My relationship with the Queen was perfect; she was a great, great woman, who had shown a great example in human relationships. 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 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,” he stated.