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Ex-president Jonathan’s elder sister passes on

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The elder sister of former President Goodluck Jonathan is dead.

The sister, Madam Obebhatein Jonathan, passed away on Thursday, at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

It was gathered that Obebhatein, age 70, died after a brief illness.

The news of her death was broken in a statement issued by the former president’s media office on Thursday.

It noted that the deceased, popularly known as Amissi, was a retired teacher, businesswoman, 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 partly read.

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

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

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