GEJ And His Wife Attend Thanksgiving & Farewell Service

GEJ And His Wife Attend Thanksgiving & Farewell Service

A Thanksgiving and Farewell service was held in honour of President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife Patience Jonathan on May 10 at Church of the Advent, Abuja.

After attending the event, the president took to Facebook to express gratitude to the Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh and the entire presbytery for the church service.

"I thank the Most Reverend Nicholas D Okoh, Archbishop and Primate of All Nigeria, the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and the entire presbytery and laity of the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Life Camp, Abuja, for the Thanksgiving and Farewell Service held in honour of my wife and I earlier today. I am grateful to God for all he has done in my life. May God bless Nigeria. GEJ," the statement read.

See the pictures from the Thanksgiving and Farewell service below:

It would be noted, that it is first public appearance of Dame Patience since Goodluck Jonathan lost his re-election bid in the presidential election.

The First Lady was absent during the Good Friday and Easter Sunday services held inside the Aso Villa Chapel. She did not also join her husband for the funeral service held in honour of his top assistant, Oronto Douglas, in Bayelsa state.

According to the statement, issued by Ayo Adewuyi, the First Lady's media aide, Dame Patience was in Congo where she took part in the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Congo Assistance Foundation.


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