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VP Osinbajo departs Abuja for Mugabe’s funeral

Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo will be representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the State Funeral for former President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe tomorrow.

A statement issued by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President,
Office of the Vice President, Mr Laolu Akande says 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 President for 37 years died last week at the age of 95 in a Singaporean Hospital.

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

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