Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan loses sister

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Madam Obebhatein Jonathan, the elder sister of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has passed on.

She died on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, after a brief illness, at the age of 70.

This was announced in a statement issued by Jonathan’s media office on Thursday.

It noted that the deceased, popularly known as Amissi, was a retired teacher, businesswoman, mother and grandmother who lived a dedicated life of service to God and humanity.

“She was a devout Christian, a virtuous woman and a role model to many within and outside her community,” the statement partly read.

The statement also indicated that the burial has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 16, 2024, stressing that the details of the funeral rites would be announced by the family.

Madam Obebhatein Jonathan is survived by three children, siblings, including Jonathan, and her mother, Mama Eunice Afeni-Jonathan.

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