On Friday, President Bola Tinubu expressed his condolences to former President Goodluck Jonathan for the passing of his sister, Obebhatein Jonathan.
The statement, titled ‘President Tinubu condoles with Dr. Goodluck Jonathan over sister’s passing,’ was released by Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale. Obebhatein, affectionately known as Amissi, was a teacher, businesswoman, mother, and grandmother.
She passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, following 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 had been scheduled for Tuesday, February 16, 2024, adding that the family would announce the details of the funeral rites.
Tinubu urged Jonathan to take solace in the legacy of Amissi, who dedicated her life to the service of God and humanity.
He prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed and comfort for all those who mourn this painful loss.
Obebhatein is survived by three children, siblings, including Jonathan, and her mother, Mama Eunice Afeni-Jonathan.