President Jonathan Takes Break From Campaigns To Participate In Late Sister’s Burial Tomorrow

Nancy Jonathan-OleiPresident Goodluck Jonathan’s younger sister, Mrs. Nancy Jonathan-Olei, who passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015 is to be buried tomorrow, Friday, in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, the Presidency has announced.

According to a statement signed by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati on Thursday, a burial programme issued on behalf of the Jonathan and Otazi families of Otuoke, stated that remains of the deceased will leave the Otuoke Comprehensive Hospital Mortuary at 9 am for her residence in Otuoke.

The statement reads in part: “Mrs. Jonathan-Olei’s remains will be received by members of her family at the residence and moved to the Dame Patience Jonathan Square for a Service of Songs scheduled to begin at 10 am.

“A funeral service for the late Mrs. Jonathan-Olei will be held at the St. Stephen’s Anglican Church at 1 pm after which her remains will be interred.

“President Jonathan is scheduled to participate fully in Mrs. Jonathan-Olei’s burial programme.

“She is survived by her children, grand-children and siblings including President Jonathan, Sir Ariolo Ebele Jonathan, Mr. Evans Jonathan, Madam Obebhatein Jonathan, Mrs. Dorcas Awo, Mrs. Stella Donald, Mrs. Aziboni Abuge and Miss Dagao-apu Jonathan”.