Patience Jonathan has appeared in public to dispel rumours of traveling abroad for medical treament. The original report from Sahara Reporters, claimed the First Lady had flown to Germany for medical treatment for an unknown illness. Their sources said Mrs Jonathan had been unwell for some time. Her absence at the side of the President who was spotted at the Redeemed Church Olive Tree Parish, in Banana Island Ikoyi on Sunday added further fuel to the rumour.
Mrs Jonathan paid a condolence visit to the Minister of Federal Capital Territory over the death of his elder brother and said , “My husband asked me to come and see you specially. i have come to tell you sorry because of what has happened to your family. Whatever happens to you happens to us. ”