President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja for Bayelsa State on Thursday to participate in the burial ceremonies of his younger brother, Meni Innocent Jonathan who passed away on Tuesday 20 November 2012.
According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, President Jonathan’s brother is to be laid to rest on Saturday, 8 December 2012 at his hometown, Otuoke, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The statement said “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.”