President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, described the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, as the end of an era.

Buhari, therefore, extended his condolences to the Queen of England over the death of her husband who died at the age of 99.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement titled “President Buhari expresses the nation’s condolences over the demise of Prince Philip.”

Shehu quoted the President as saying that, “The death of the Duke of Edinburgh is the end of an era.

“Prince Philip was one of the greatest and publicly recognisable international figures whose contributions to the Commonwealth will be remembered for generations to come.

“Prince Philip was a great man in his own right who made enormous contributions to philanthropic activities and charities especially for wildlife conservation and youth development programmes in more than 130 countries.”

According to the presidential aide, Buhari paid further described the deceased as “a remarkable husband who had been happily married to the Queen since 1947.”

He described the feat as “an impressive record for any marriage at any level”.

The President also commiserated with the government of the United Kingdom and members of the Commonwealth “for the sad loss of this royal and indeed global icon”.