The birthday celebration began with a small gathering of his aides, who came around to wish him happy birthday after a morning devotional hour with his family and a few others at his official residence. Dr Jonathan also watched a short parade by the Brigade of Guards before the day’s work which started with the presentation of letters of credence by ambassadors.
other activities of the day were suspended following the death of the President’s brother.
Late Chief Meni Jonathan died after a brief illness at the National Hospital, according to Dr. Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity. Among those who commiserated with the President yesterday on this painful loss were Senate President David Mark, Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson, Anambra State Governor Peter Obi, as well as five new ambassadors, namely Mr. Isaac Genesis Munlo (Malawi), Mr. Carsten Nilaus Pederson (Denmark), Mr. Shyam Lal Tabadar (Nepal), Mr. Myint Naung (Myanmar) and Mr. Alex Lamadrid (Philipines).
Culled from The Nation News Online
Our deepest condolences to the Jonathan family and May the Gentle soul of Chief Meni Innocent Jonathan rest in the Bosom of The Lord, Amen.