President Goodluck Jonathan's younger sister, Mrs. Nancy Jonathan-Olei, is dead.
This was made public in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the deceased died on Sunday at a hospital in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The three-paragraph statement read, "President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan announces with deep sorrow, the passing away of his beloved junior sister, Mrs. Nancy Jonathan-Olei. She died after a brief illness.
"Mrs. Jonathan-Olei passed away earlier today at a hospital in Yenagoa after a brief illness. She was 52 years old.
"Burial arrangements will be announced later by the family."