Thursday, 18 October 2012

First Lady back in good health

After 54 days of absence, Nigeria's First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, arrived in the country Wednesday to a rousing reception from a crowd that included ministers, wives of governors and presidential aides.
The presidential jet, which brought her from Germany, where she had reportedly received treatment for an undisclosed illness, touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja just before 4 pm.
The first lady was also received by female ministers and other presidential aides at the airport, with the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, saying, "We thank God she is back and she is well."
On sighting her as she disembarked from the plane, the crowd became frenetic and burst into various songs to welcome her back while some of them kept chanting "mummy welcome."
The crowd, comprising mostly women, youth groups and traditional dancers, dressed in different colourful outfits, sang and danced, thanking God for her safe arrival.
The carnival-like atmosphere overwhelmed the first lady who shunned attempts by protocol officials to shepherd her into a waiting car as she joined the crowd, hugging the people and dancing...Read...

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