Nigeria: Heads of State: 1960-1963
All Heads of State in the following index are also Heads of State in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and other realms and territories.
|By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith|
|1 Oct 1960 - 1 Jun 1961||Elizabeth II|
|By the Grace of God Queen of Nigeria and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth |
|1 Jun 1961 - 1 Oct 1963||Elizabeth II (x)|
|||Royal Style and Titles Act, 1961 (full title: An Act to provide for an Alteration of the Royal Style and Titles) is assented 19 May 1961 and takes effect upon publication in the Federation of Nigeria Official Gazette 1 Jun 1961, providing for adoption of a new style and titles and for issuing a proclamation for that purpose which is presumed to have been issued shortly after.|