The remains of President Goodluck Jonathan’s younger brother, Meni, who died after a protracted illness on November 20, will be buried on Saturday.
According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the deceased’s remains would be interred in Otuoke, Bayelsa State after a commendation service.
A statement released by Abati reads:
“President Jonathan will leave Abuja for Bayelsa State on Thursday to participate in the burial ceremonies of his younger brother, Chief Meni Jonathan, who passed away on the November 20, 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 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 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.”
May the soul of the dead rest in peace.