Wednesday, December 5, 2012

President Goodluck Jonathan's brother to be buried on Saturday

President Goodluck Jonathan's younger brother, Chief Meni, who died on Nov. 20 is to be laid to rest on Saturday, the Presidency, has said.

A statement by Dr Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Tuesday said that the remains of Meni would be buried in his hometown, Otuoke, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa.

Abati noted that the President would leave Abuja for Bayelsa on Thursday to participate in the burial ceremonies.

He said Meni's remains would be conveyed from Abuja to Otuoke on Friday and would be received by the Otuoke Council of Chiefs at the Otuoke Community Hall at 2.30 p.m.

The special adviser added that there would be a Service of Songs for the deceased at the Dame Patience Jonathan Square, Otuoke, at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Abati said that a commendation service would be held at the St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Otuoke, at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

He said that the deceased would be interred after the commendation service.

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