Senate President, David Mark is to lead an official delegation to represent the Federal Government at the formal consecration of Archbishop John Onaiyekan as a Cardinal of the Catholic Church by Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican today.
A statement by the spokesperson of President Jonathan, Dr Reuben Abati enumerated other members of the delegation as the Chief of Staff to the President, Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, the Minister of State (FCT), Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide and the Chaplain of the Presidential Villa Chapel, Venerable Obioma Onwuzurumba.
It will be recalled that Archbishop Onaiyekan's elevation to the College of Cardinals was announced by the Vatican on October 24, this year.
President Jonathan has also mandated members of the delegation to stopover in Hanover, Germany on their way back to visit Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State who is receiving treatment there for injuries sustained in a recent plane crash.
The delegation left Abuja Friday and is expected back on tomorrow.