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PHOTOS: Osinbajo receives Queen’s baton for 2022 Commonwealth games

By Amaka Ure, October 16, 2021

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday received the Queen’s Baton in preparation for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which are scheduled to hold in Birmingham, England.

“Before proceeding to tour 15 other countries in Africa, I had the honour, while representing President Muhammadu Buhari, to receive the Queen’s Baton today,” Mr Osinbajo said in a note on his verified Facebook page.

“In preparation for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Queen’s Baton Relay had arrived Nigeria first, as part of its tour of Africa.”

Also present at the event were the Federal Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare and the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing.

Below are pictures from the event:

 

 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the welcome event of the Queen's Baton for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at the State House, Abuja on October 16, 2021. Tolani Alli/State House

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 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the welcome event of the Queen's Baton for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at the State House, Abuja on October 16, 2021. Tolani Alli/State House

 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the welcome event of the Queen's Baton for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at the State House, Abuja on October 16, 2021. Tolani Alli/State House

 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the welcome event of the Queen's Baton for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at the State House, Abuja on October 16, 2021. Tolani Alli/State House

 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the welcome event of the Queen's Baton for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at the State House, Abuja on October 16, 2021. Tolani Alli/State House

 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the welcome event of the Queen's Baton for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at the State House, Abuja on October 16, 2021. Tolani Alli/State House Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the welcome event of the Queen's Baton for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at the State House, Abuja on October 16, 2021. Tolani Alli/State House

 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the welcome event of the Queen's Baton for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at the State House, Abuja on October 16, 2021. Tolani Alli/State House

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