5 December 2012

Nigeria: Meni, Jonathan's Brother for Burial Saturday

President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja, for Bayelsa State on Thursday to participate in the burial ceremonies of his younger brother, Chief Meni Innocent Jonathan, who passed on November 20.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said Jonathan would be laid to rest on December 8 at his hometown, Otuoke, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Abati noted that the remains of the late Jonathan would be conveyed from Abuja to Otuoke on December 7, 2012 and would be received by the Otuoke Council of Chiefs at the Otuoke Community Hall at 2.30p.m. on the same day.

He added that there would be a service of songs for the deceased at the Dame Patience Jonathan Square, Otuoke by 6p.m. that evening, while a commendation service would be held at the St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Otuoke by 10a.m. on Saturday, after which he would be interred.

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