Tinubu sympathizes with Jonathan after his sister's death

On Friday, President Bola Tinubu extended his condolences to former President Goodluck Jonathan on the death of his sister, Obebhatein Jonathan.

“President Tinubu extends his condolences to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan on the passing of his sister,” said the statement sent by Tinubu and signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

Obebhatein, also known as Amissi, was a mother, grandmother, businesswoman and teacher.

According to Jonathan's media agency, she passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at the Federal Medical Center, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, after a short illness. She was 70 years old.

“She was a devout Christian, a virtuous woman and a role model to many within and beyond her community,” the statement said in part.

It further emerged that the funeral was scheduled for Tuesday, February 16, 2024, adding that the family would publish the details of the funeral ceremonies.

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Jonathan was persuaded by Tinubu to find solace in Amissi's legacy as she dedicated her life to serving God and humanity.

He prayed for all who mourned this terrible loss and that the soul of the deceased may rest in peace.

Three children, including Jonathan, and her mother, Mama Eunice Afeni-Jonathan, survive Obebhatein.

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