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Tinubu sympathises with Jonathan on sister’s death

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

President Tinubu conveyed his condolence through a statement 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, 11 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 has been scheduled for Tuesday, 16 February 2024, adding that the details of the funeral rites would be announced by the family.

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

Also, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Abbas Tajudeen, commiserated with Jonathan over the death of his elder sister.

In a statement on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Musa Krishi described as painful the death of the septuagenarian noting that the late Madam Obebhatein would be remembered for her dedication and sacrifice to mankind.

Speaker Abbas urged ex-President Jonathan to take solace in the fact that Madam Obebhatein, aged 70, lived a fulfilling and impactful life as a teacher, businesswoman, and Christian leader in her lifetime.

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