10 December 2012

Nigeria: Jonathan Thanks Nigerians for Sympathy During Brother's Burial

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President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Monday extended appreciation to a broad spectrum of Nigerians who joined him and his family to bury his younger brother, Chief Meni Innocent Jonathan in Otuoke, Bayelsa State at the weekend.

The president, who returned to Abuja on Monday afternoon, after the burial rites held on Saturday, thanked Nigerians who showed sympathy to his family.

"On behalf of the entire Jonathan family, President Jonathan wishes to convey 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," wrote Dr Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement Monday.

"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 travelled to Otuoke for the burial ceremonies or commiserated with the family in other ways," the statement added.

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