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Patience Jonathan In Congo, Says Presidency

The Presidency on Thursday said the wife of the President, Dame Patience Jonathan is currently in Congo.

In a statement by the media assistant to Mrs. Jonathan, Mr. Ayo Adewuyi, he said, Mrs. Jonathan was in Congo to join her colleagues from Africa for the celebration of the 30th anniversary a Non-Governmental Organisation, Congo Assistance Foundation, floated by the Congolese First Lady, Madam Antoinette Sassou-Nguesso.

The statement read, “First Lady, Dame Patience Faka Jonathan is in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, joining other African First Ladies for the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Congo Assistance Foundation, an NGO of Congolese First Lady, Madam Antoinette Sassou-Nguesso.

“The Foundation, established in 1984, has engendered social action in the areas of health, education, skills acquisition in favour of indigent people of Congo.

“Dame Patience Jonathan runs similar organization ‎in Nigeria, the A. Aruera Reachout Foundation which also focuses on the upliftment of women and children, the needy and imprisoned.”

He added that, “The First Ladies of Benin Republic, Senegal, Mali, Tchad, Niger, Guinea Conakry are also in Brazzaville for the grand finale of the week-long programmes during which a National Center for Sickle Cell disease was inaugurated.

“Dame Patience Jonathan was received on arrival by Nigeria’s Ambassador to Congo Brazzaville, Princess ‎Onipede in company of top Congolese officials.”

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