Former President Jonathan loses elder sister

Yenagoa—Former President Goodluck Jonathan has lost his elder sister, Madam Obebhatein Jonathan.

Obebhatein passed away on Thursday, January 11, at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State after a brief illness. She was aged 70.

In a statement issued to newsmen by Special Adviser on Media to Jonathan, Mr Ikechukwu Eze noted that the deceased, popularly known as Amissi, was a retired teacher, businesswoman, loving mother, and grandmother who lived a dedicated life of service to God and humanity.

She was a devout Christian, a virtuous woman, and a role model to many within and outside her community.

The statement also indicated that the burial had been scheduled for Tuesday, February 16, 2024, stressing that the details of the funeral rites would be announced by the family.

Obebhatein is survived by three children, siblings, including former President Goodluck Jonathan, and her mother Mama Eunice Afeni-Jonathan.

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