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Funeral of First Lady's mum begins on Oct. 31

By The Citizen

The final burial ceremonies of the late Madam Charity Oba, the mother of the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, will commence on Oct. 31.

A statement by Mrs Ayotunde Adesugba, the Director of Information in the Presidency, made this known in Abuja on Friday

The statement said that the ceremonies, which would take place in Port Harcourt and Okrika, were expected to attract dignitaries and people from all walks of life.

'On Thursday, Oct. 31, there will be a brief Service of Songs at the Port Harcourt Polo Club in GRA at 9 a.m.

' Thereafter, the body will leave immediately for her husband's compound in Okrika, Rivers.

'On Friday, Nov. 1, the lying-in-state will be at her husband's residence at Ambemebiri, Okrika, while the funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. at the National Field, Okrika.

'This will be followed by the interment at her husband's compound,'' the statement said.

Madam Charity Oba, who died on July 22, is survived by many children, grandchildren, in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. (NAN)