By Ben Agande
Abuja—President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed appreciation to Nigerians and other world leaders for their support and solidarity over the death of his younger brother, Chief Meni Jonathan.
According to a statement by Dr. Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, President Jonathan returned to Abuja, yesterday, after the burial rites of his younger brother at Otuoke, Bayelsa State, weekend.
The statement read in part: “On behalf of the entire Jonathan family, President Jonathan wishes to convey his immense thanks and appreciation to all Nigerians and friends of the country, who showed sympathy and solidarity with him and members of his family as they mourned and buried the late Chief Meni Jonathan.
“The President wishes to particularly thank former Heads of State, state governors, the entire leadership of the National Assembly, foreign Heads of State and government, diplomatic representatives, members of professional and non-governmental organisations and ordinary Nigerians who either travelled to Otuoke for the burial ceremonies or commiserated with the family in other ways.”