7BN, $42M Used To Bury President’s Wife’s Foster Mother: Atonement for Her Dying On Bad Road?

Nov. 3, 2013
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A sum of N7 billion (naira) of Nigeria’s  tax payers funds was wasted on the burial of the foster mother of Nigeria’s first lady, Patience Jonathan in her hometown of Okrika in Rivers State over the weekend.

the events which kicked off on Thursday saw the attendance of the President , Vice President, several state governors and ministers. Saharareporters sources said funds for the burial were taken from several ministries including the FCT, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the ministry of Education, Delta State, Bayelsa state  and the ministry of defence.

Ironically, the first lady’s mother died in a stretch of raod abandoned by the Jonathan’s regime in the Niger Delta region.

Images and story thanks to SaharaReporters.com