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) was assented 19 May 1961 and took effect upon publication in Official Gazette, No. 39, 1 Jun 1961, Supplement A, pp. A19-A20, providing for adoption of a new style and titles and for issuing a proclamation for that purpose. The proclamation bearing the date of 28 Aug 1961 was published in Official Gazette, No. 63, 31 Aug 1961, p. 1189, and retroactively fixed 1 Jun 1961 as the date of the commencement of the Royal Style and Titles Act.|
|||Royal Style and Titles Act, 1961, provided for the use of the following style: "Elizabeth, the Second, Queen of Nigeria and of Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth". An introductory part of the style ("By the Grace of God") was nevertheless added in official use.|