Prince Harry & Wife, Megan to Visit Nigeria In May

They will meet with service members and participate in a variety of cultural events while in Nigeria, according to the statement, which was signed by Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, Director of Defence Information.

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, are expected to visit Nigeria in May for talks on the Invictus Games, which he established to facilitate the rehabilitation of wounded and sick servicemembers and veterans.

The Defence Headquarters, in a statement on Sunday, expressed its “honour and delight at the acceptance of the Duke and Duchess, His Royal Highness Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan, to visit Nigeria in May 2024”.

Nigeria’s selection as a destination for Prince Harry and Meghan’s visit speaks volumes about the country’s growing significance on the global stage and its commitment to initiatives promoting the well-being of its armed forces personnel. As a nation with a rich military heritage and a sizable veteran population, Nigeria stands poised to benefit immensely from the attention and support garnered by the Invictus Games.

Beyond the sporting arena, the royal couple’s visit holds immense diplomatic significance, fostering closer ties between Nigeria and the United Kingdom. Prince Harry, known for his fervent advocacy on issues ranging from mental health to conservation, embodies a new generation of royals committed to effecting positive change on a global scale. His partnership with Meghan, an outspoken advocate for gender equality and social justice, amplifies their collective impact and underscores the importance of collaborative action in addressing pressing societal challenges.

The statement, signed by the Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, mentioned that during their stay in Nigeria, they will meet with service members and be hosted to an array of cultural activities.

It said, “It could be recalled that Prince Harry, the Duke of Duchess founded the Invictus Games, an international multi-sporting event which offers a recovery pathway for international wounded, injured and sick service men and women.

“It also gives soldiers awareness and recognition in society to support their path in rehabilitation. The Invictus Games has about 500 participants at the last outing and 21 nations in attendance, including Nigeria which made headway with Gold and Bronze at its first outing last year.

“The visit is to consolidate Nigeria’s stronghold at the game and the possibility of hosting the event in later years.”

“The Honourable Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar Badaru who was in Germany at last year’s event, has accepted to host the games when granted to Nigeria,” it added.

Prince Harry and Meghan’s forthcoming visit to Nigeria represents a historic moment in the nation’s history and a testament to the transformative power of the Invictus Games. Through their unwavering dedication and advocacy, the royal couple continues to inspire individuals around the world, reinforcing the belief that no obstacle is insurmountable and that together, we can create a more inclusive and compassionate world.

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