She is the brightest star in my life – President Jonathan says, as the First Lady Clocks 55

At a ceremony to mark the 55th birthday anniversary of the First Lady at the State House, Abuja on Thursday, President Goodluck Jonathan has described his wife, Patience, as the brightest star in his life and his jewel of inestimable value.

After presenting a gift to Patience, Jonathan said: “I thank God for her life and that she is not celebrating the day on a sick bed… She is the brightest star in my life, she is my jewel of inestimable value and I thank God for granting her good health.”

On her own part, the First Lady thanked God for keeping her alive to mark her birthday, saiying that whatever might have happened to her was God’s design for her life: “I thank God for the gift of life and I want to deeply appreciate and thank my beloved husband for his love and support… I also thank my family, staff and Nigerians for praying for me.”

Besides the rendering of prayers, the event was marked with the presentation of gifts by family, well wishers and friends, including the Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko and his wife, Olukemi, ministers of women affairs, finance, aviation, labour, foreign affairs, among others.

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