Friday, 24 May 2013
Jonathan Confirms SaharaReporters As Authentic Source Of News, As Late Brother Set To Be Buried On Saturday
President Goodluck Jonathan has told a visiting delegation of the South South caucus of the House of Representatives that he was shocked by the news of the passing away of his brother: even before he was briefed by his aides, he discovered that SaharaReporters had broken the news to the world.
The confirmation is coming on the heels of a State House press statement today outlining the burial plans for Mr. Meni Innocent Jonathan in Bayelsa State next weekend. He will be buried in Otuoke, the hometown of the Jonathans in Ogbia Local Government Area.
Among the items listed in the statement, there will be a Service of Songs for him at the Dame Patience Jonathan Square, Otuoke at 6pm on Friday.
He will be buried after a commendation service at the St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Otuoke at 10 am on Saturday.
Chief Jonathan died on November 20.
Text of the State House Press Release:
Jonathan’s brother who died in Abuja President Jonathan will leave Abuja for Bayelsa State on Thursday to participate in the burial ceremonies of his younger brother, Chief Meni Innocent Jonathan who passed away on the 20th of November 2012.
Chief Jonathan is to be laid to rest on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at his hometown, Otuoke, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
His remains will be conveyed from Abuja to Otuoke on Friday, December 7, 2012 and will be received by the Otuoke Council of Chiefs at the Otuoke Community Hall at 2.30pm on the same day.
There will be a Service of Songs for him at the Dame Patience Jonathan Square, Otuoke at 6pm that evening while a commendation service will be held at the St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Otuoke at 10 am on Saturday.
He will be interred after the commendation service.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
December 4, 2012