Nigeria First (Abuja)

10 December 2012

Nigeria: President Jonathan Back in Abuja After Brother's Burial, Thanks Nigerians for Support, Sympathy

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President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan returned to Abuja on Monday after the burial rites of his younger brother, Chief Meni Innocent Jonathan in Otuoke, Bayelsa State at the weekend.

A statement by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, on Monday, December 10 said on behalf of the entire Jonathan family, President Jonathan conveyed his immense thanks and appreciation to all Nigerians and friends of the country who showed sympathy and solidarity with him and members of his family as they mourned and buried the late Chief Meni Jonathan.

“The President wishes to particularly thank former Heads of State, State Governors, the entire leadership of the National Assembly, foreign Heads of State and Government, Diplomatic Representatives, members of professional and non-governmental organizations and ordinary Nigerians who either traveled to Otuoke for the burial ceremonies or commiserated with the family in other ways.

“He prays that God Almighty will bless and reward them all for their love, kindness and sympathy which has helped to assuage the grief and pain of his family over the loss of a beloved brother”, the statement said.

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