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    VISNEWS was outside the House of Representatives, Lagos, Nigeria, Feb 5 to film Sir James Robertson, Governor-General of the Federation of Nigeria unveiling a statue of the Queen.- shortly before the opening of the fifth session of the House.

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    VISNEWS was outside the House of Representatives, Lagos, Nigeria, Feb 5 to film Sir James Robertson, Governor-General of the Federation of Nigeria unveiling a statue of the Queen.- shortly before the opening of the fifth session of the House.

    The Governor-General was accompanied by the Prime Minister of Nigeria, Mr. Alhaji Abubaka Balawa. The statue is the work of Nigerian sculptor, Mr. Ben Enwonwu, who also attended the ceremony.

    A message from Nigeria had been sent to the Queen by the Governor General and the Queen's reply was read at the ceremony.

    In thanking the people of the Federation for their loyal greetings the Queen said:
    "I am such interested to hear of the unveiling of my statue outside the House of Representatives. I too shall long recall the memorable occasion of my visit to the House three years ago. I send my good wishes to all members of the House as it enters upon another Session and take this opportunity of expressing my confidence that the tradition of Parliamentary democracy which has been so quickly absorbed and developed by Nigerians, will be maintained when Nigeria becomes an independent member of the Commonwealth".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5TNAFEHOZEQ1AXIBFG3G2EJH5
    Media URN:
    VLVA5TNAFEHOZEQ1AXIBFG3G2EJH5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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