Tinubu Sympathies With Jonathan Over Sister’s Death

President Bola Tinubu, on Friday, sympathised with former President Goodluck Jonathan over the death of his sister, Obebhatein Jonathan.

Tinubu conveyed his condolence through a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, titled ‘President Tinubu condoles with Dr. Goodluck Jonathan over sister’s passing.’

Obebhatein, fondly called Amissi, was a teacher, businesswoman, mother, and grandmother.

According to Jonathan’s media office, she died on Thursday, 11th of January, 2024, at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, after a brief illness at the age of 70.

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

It also indicated that the burial had been scheduled for Tuesday, 16th of February, 2024, adding that the family would announce the details of the funeral rites.

Tinubu urged Jonathan to take solace in the legacy of Amissi, who dedicated her life to the service of God and humanity.

He prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed and comfort for all those who mourn this painful loss.

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


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